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Stretching North to South some 600km - the same distance from Auckland to Wellington - the West Coast of New Zealand is a long, thin piece of paradise no wider than 70km at any one point. The vast coastline of the West Coast offers a wide range of opportunities for walks, activities, wildlife viewing and good old relaxation.

PUNAKAIKI - THE GREAT COAST ROAD

Pancake Rocks and Blowholes

Free
The pancake rocks in Punakaiki are the most visited natural attraction on the West Coast with good reason. These ancient formations are a true wonder of nature - and they really do look like pancakes!
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WESTPORT AND KARAMEA

Bazils Hostel & Surf School

$32 - $100
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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FRANZ JOSEF AND FOX GLACIER - GLACIER COUNTRY

Glacier Country Kayaks

$85 - $540
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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MOANA - LAKE BRUNNER

Lake Brunner walks

Walks in the Lake Brunner area on the West Coast.
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HOKITIKA - COOL LITTLE TOWN

Glacier Rafting

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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HOKITIKA - COOL LITTLE TOWN

Hokitika region walks

FREE
The Hokitika, Kumara and Ross area is packed with stunning walks that range from easy to moderate. Take in the Southern alps as you explore by foot.
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MOANA - LAKE BRUNNER

Lake Brunner

Moana is a town that sits on the edge of Lake Brunner near Greymouth, West Coast.
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MOANA - LAKE BRUNNER

Moana Trout Fishing Safari

Guiding Fees (New Zealand Dollars):
$675 - full day
$350 - 1/2 day
$200 - 2 hours

Tackle And Equipment Available.
Guided fishing tours lakes, rivers and streams. Try your luck at sight casting to wild browns.
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FRANZ JOSEF AND FOX GLACIER - GLACIER COUNTRY

Okarito Boat Tours And Cottages

$75 - $95
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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HAAST-WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Waiatoto River Safari

$139 - $199
Waiatoto River Safari. Ocean to the Mountains 2.25 - 2.5 hours of extraordinary nature and exceptional beauty only seen on this trip.
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HAAST-WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Haast River Safari

Adults $109
Children (15 yrs & under) $59
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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FRANZ JOSEF AND FOX GLACIER - GLACIER COUNTRY

Ōkārito walks

FREE
Ōkārito is a coastal settlement with stunning wetlands to explore.
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FRANZ JOSEF AND FOX GLACIER - GLACIER COUNTRY

Lake Matheson

Free
The unsurpassed views and mountain reflections from the forested shores of Lake Matheson make this easy walk one of the most popular on the West Coast.
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GREY DISTRICT - MAWHERA THE HEART OF THE WEST COAST

Greymouth walks

FREE
Greymouth has plenty of walkways in the area to explore by foot.
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WESTPORT AND 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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REEFTON - THE TOWN OF LIGHT

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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HOKITIKA - COOL LITTLE TOWN

West Coast Scenic Waterways

$5 - $90
Enjoy freedom kayaking or a cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer. Capture the picturesque beauty of the Mahinapua waterways along the original route used by pioneers, gold diggers and early explorers.
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HOKITIKA - COOL LITTLE TOWN

Hokitika Gorge

Free
Sometimes you see photos of a tourist spot and think it can’t look as good as that in real life. The Hokitika Gorge really does look that good, if not better.
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