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West Coast  Activities

Sandwiched between the highest of mountains and stunning coastal scenery with abundant rainforest and absolutely everything in between, the West Coast is an adventure playground.


GREAT COAST ROAD

The Nile River Rainforest Train

$15 - $20
The Nile River Rainforest Train Is a short interpretative train journey through primeval rain forest whilst seated in small open sided carriages.
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

History House Museum Greymouth

Adults $6.00 Children $2.00 Discounts available for seniors/students/family groups
Due to unforeseen circumstances the museum has been closed
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

Bazils Hostel & Surf School

Welcome to Bazil's Hostel & Surf School on the stunning West Coast, your gateway to hiking, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking and caving adventures. centrally located in town, close to bars, shops and cafés.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Fox Glacier Guiding New Zealand

$49 - $399
New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company, offer spectacular guided glacier walks, heli-hikes and mountaineering on the West Coast's longest & less crowded glacier - the Fox Glacier.
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Monteiths Brewing Company

$18 - $30
From humble origins in 1868, the Monteith’s family-owned Phoenix Brewery became the West Coast’s most popular brewery for its strong tasting, full-bodied ale.
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JADE COUNTRY HOKITIKA WESTLAND

Eco Rafting Adventures

High quality heli-rafting tours. Something for everyone from scenic floats to extreme grade 5. Also offering adventure fishing, overnight expeditions & customised trips.
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GREAT COAST ROAD

Outwest Tours

$100-$175
Outwest Tours offers a wild West Coast experience, taking you off the beaten track on journeys into the wild heart of the land. Enjoy spectacular landscapes and travel historic mining trails, as you relax in one of their fully air-conditioned four-wheel-drive vehicles.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Okarito Boat Tours & Cottages

$45 - $85
Super….Natural….Okarito…Sit back and relax as you are transported from land to the tranquil waters of the Okarito lagoon and rainforest waterways to view the birds, ancient plants and trees and the untouched landscape that combine to make the Okarito – so “magic”.
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

The Heaphy Track

Children - Free. Adults $14 to $32
One of New Zealand’s nine great walks, the Heaphy Track, finishes (or starts, depending on which way you’re heading) at Karamea. The 82-kilometre, four-day tramp attracts visitors from all over the world every year. Many people choose to walk only to the first or second huts on the track instead of walking its entire length. The huts, Heaphy and Lewis, are Department of Conservation-maintained bush cabins with gas cooking facilities, open fires, bunks with mattresses, large camping grounds, toilets and running-water facilities.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Country Kayaks

Join us on a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, Lake Mapourika was created by the retreating Franz Josef Glacier some 14,000 years ago.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier

$225 - $405
The Helicopter Line can offer you spectacular close-up views on a scenic flight to explore and discover the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Franz Josef Heliservices

$160 - $420
Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Air Safaris Franz Josef

$250 - $425
Our Grand Traverse scenic flight from Franz Josef provides the best way to experience this glacial environment in its entirety.
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

Oparara Experience

Join us on one of our guided eco tours amongst the pristine rainforest and limestone caves of the unique Oparara Basin. Several tour options available.
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

Coaltown Museum

Coaltown is brand- new museum dedicated to telling the stories of the pioneers who battled our rugged environment in search of a better life.
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Blackball Salami Company Limited

Blackball Salami Company Limited
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Garth Wilson Jade

$30 - $10,000
If you want a special piece of authentic Maori pounamu ( jade or greenstone ) then come and visit Garth in his studio / gallery.
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HAAST-WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Haast Heli

Haast Heli Services providing a professional Helicopter service.
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LAKES DISTRICT

Moana Trout Fishing Safari

Guided fishing trips.
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

The Old Ghost Road

The 85km-long Old Ghost Road traverses majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys, providing days of adventure and spectacular huts for mountain bikers and trampers.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier

$225 - $405
Discover the glacier wonderland on close-up scenic flights with Glacier Helicopters.
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REEFTON GOLD

Inland Adventures

$120 - 220
If you are looking at going rafting on some great New Zealand rivers, spending time in the outdoors, or taking the family out for a splash you have come to the right place.
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JADE COUNTRY HOKITIKA WESTLAND

Westcoast Treetop Walk and Cafe

$38
Walk The Treetops!
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Grey Aquatic & Westland Recreation Centre

Grey Aquatic Centre
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.

Welcome to the ultimate helicopter experience in New Zealand. The gateway to the famous glacier region, best accessed by helicopter.
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Skeleton Crew Carving Studio

Join us along the beautiful West Coast highway for your chance to make your own bonecarving.
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HAAST-WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Haast River Safari

Adult = $NZ132.00
Student = $NZ95.00 (13-18 Years)
Child = $NZ55.00 (5-12 Years)
Infant = FOC (0-4 years) at discretion of parents
We offer visitors a rare opportunity to experience the untouched natural beauty of Te Wāhipounamu - World Heritage Area, while traveling in one of our custom designed fully enclosed jet boats.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier

$225 - $405
The Helicopter Line can offer you spectacular close-up views on a scenic flight to explore and discover the dramatic expanse of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snowfields.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Franz Josef Glacier Guides

$85 - $429
We lead novice clients into glacier terrain normally only seen by experienced mountaineers, and are committed to providing the most spectacular and rewarding trips available.
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HAAST-WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Greenstone Helicopters

South Westland's wild and undisturbed landscape is deemed to have natural and cultural features of such world significance, it is now protected in the 2.6 million hectare, South Westland World Heritage Area.
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

TranzAlpine

The TranzAlpine is rated as one of the world’s best train journeys, travelling from one coast of New Zealand to the other, over the spectacular Southern Alps.
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

On Yer Bike!

$15 - $185
Action packed off road adventures for all ages through 300 acres of West Coast rainforest and farm.
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JADE COUNTRY HOKITIKA WESTLAND

Hokitika Museum

$2.50 - $5
The Hokitika Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Westland and housed in the historic Carnegie Building.
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JADE COUNTRY HOKITIKA WESTLAND

The National Kiwi Centre

View live Kiwi in a wonderful natural setting.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Fox Glacier Heliservices

$150 - $340
Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox Glacier.
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REEFTON GOLD

Buller Canyon Jet

$105 for a massive 40 minute ride.
$60 for children 14 years and under.
Join us for an exclusive award-winning jet boat adventure in stunning Buller Canyon NZ!
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Helicopters Fox Glacier

$225 - $405
Discover the glacier wonderland on close-up scenic flights with Glacier Helicopters.
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Shantytown

$15.50 - $31.50
Observe and participate in some great New Zealand stories and explore the heart of the nation at Shantytown. Engaging, interactive activities in a heritage setting.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Country Lake Tours

$115 - $200
Join us for a Scenic Cruise or Fishing Charter on Lake Mapourika - just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier.  Lake Mapourika's mirror-like water boasts panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Glaciers.
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HAAST-WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Waiatoto River Safari

$139 - $199
Waiatoto River Safari. Ocean to the Mountains 2.5 hours of extraordinary nature and exceptional beauty only seen on this trip.
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Kereru Crafts

Put together by owner/operator Colin Luff, this gallery features some of the West Coast's best local artists.
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

Tauranga Bay Fur Seal Colony

Free
A short walk with spectacular ocean views, steeple rocks, and a large year-round fur seal colony.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Hot Pools

$23 - $125
Nestled in lush rainforest, lulled by the sound of gently cascading water, The Glacier Hot Pools invites you to leave your day to day worries behind & submerge yourself in deliciously warm water.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Skydive Franz

$319 - $559
Take your skydive experience to "The Next Level"
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Petr Hlavacek Gallery in Whataroa

Photographic gallery of worldwide published, renowned New Zealand landscape photographer Petr Hlavacek.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Skydive Fox Glacier

$299 - $578
Skydive from 16,000ft above the West Coast glaciers with Skydive Fox Glacier.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

White Heron Sanctuary Tours

A unique experience to visit New Zealand’s only white heron nesting site in the Waitangi roto Nature Reserve.
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GLACIER COUNTRY

West Coast Wildlife Centre

$15 - $60
West Coast Wildlife Centre is the home of the official breeding programme for the world's rarest kiwi called the Rowi and NOW the Haast Kiwi !
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

Oparara Arches

Free
See the home of the extinct moa bird and the limestone archways.
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HAAST-WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Curly Tree Whitebait Company

We are based in the heart of West Coast whitebait country 10 Kms north of Haast at the Waita river.
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

West Coast Encounters

John Kennedy head guide of West Coast Encounters (formerly Side Track Tours) has worked in the tourism and hospitality industry for over 30 years and has an extensive history in tour guiding.
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GREAT COAST ROAD

The Charleston GlowWorm Cave Tour

$85 - $105
The Charleston Gloworm Cave Tour takes visitors by “Rainforest Train” in to the magnificent rain forest of the Nile River Canyon to explore the enormous Nile River Cave System.
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JADE COUNTRY HOKITIKA WESTLAND

Westland Greenstone

Westland Greenstone specialises in the design and manufacture of quality New Zealand Jade Jewellery, Sculptures and Ornaments.
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

Buller Swing Bridge

$5 to $105
Welcome to a place of excitement and adventure......
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Franz Josef Heli-Hike

Combine two awesome scenic helicopter flights over Franz Josef glacier with a unique guided walk among the ice cave, pinnacles and seracs of this pristine alpine environment.
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JADE COUNTRY HOKITIKA WESTLAND

Arahura Greenstone Tours

This fabulous uniquely original tour will lead you on a journey of discovery along the Arahura River - known as one of the richest sources of Pounamu (Greenstone) in New Zealand.
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Stewart Nimmo Gallery

Discover Stewart Nimmo’s unique West Coast imagery.
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GREAT COAST ROAD

Underworld Rafting

$185
Underworld Rafting: Is a “Cave Rafting Adventure” in the Paparoa National Park.
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