See & Do

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Region
Category
Listings
Walking & hiking
Beach South of Ross
Hokitika
Ross Walks

Enjoy walks around the town, bush, lake and historic gold ruins of Ross. Discover old gold mining relics or enjoy 360 degrees on these walks.

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Shopping
Santana Gifts Haast
Haast
Santana Knitwear, Honey & Gifts

Situated in Haast Township this is the place to visit for a huge range of possum merino products.

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Walking & hiking
Okarito
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Ōkārito walks

Ōkārito is a coastal settlement with stunning wetlands to explore.

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Shopping
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Hokitika
Hokitika Sock World

Sock World Hokitika is the home of New Zealand Auto Knitter - manufacturer of the world's best and most innovative circular sock machines; and CSM Yarns - the world's finest sock and hand-knit yarns.

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Shopping
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools

Nestled among the lush native rainforest in the heart of Franz Josef, the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools provide a truly unique, natural setting for the ultimate in relaxation.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
WHITE HERON SANCTUARY TOURS WHATAROA

Tours to visit New Zealand’s only White Heron Nesting Site

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Cycling
Reefton Mountain Biking
Reefton
Mountain Biking - Reefton Gold

The old gold miners, timber millers and horse packers of the West Coast knew how to build a track and make it last. Nowadays, many of these historic tracks can still be ridden, but with a more sophisticated ride - a mountain bike.

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History & heritage
Arahura Greenstone Tours
Hokitika
Arahura Greenstone Tours

This unique and 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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Gallery
PETR HLAVACEK GALLERY IN WHATAROA
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Petr Hlavacek Gallery in Whataroa

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

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Jade
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Te Koha Gallery

Carve your own studio.

Prices start at $75 per piece.
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Tours
Haast World Heritage Area - Waiatoto River Safari -9540
Haast
Waiatoto River Safari

Waiatoto River Safari. Ocean to the Mountains 2 hours of extraordinary nature and exceptional beauty only seen on this trip.

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Hotels
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Reefton
Maruia Hot Springs

Maruia Hot Springs is a historical natural thermal mineral spring located in the Lewis Pass National Reserve.

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Cycling
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Grey District
Trail Transport, bike hire & shuttle services

Trail Transport is a bus shuttle, bike hire and bag transfer service based in Greymouth.

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Adventure
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Punakaiki
Paparoa Paddle Co.

Stand up paddle boarding lessons, tours, and gear rental for individuals or groups of any abilities. Influencing interaction stepping away from observation.

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Track services
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Westport and Karamea
Habitat Sports and Cycles

Track Shuttle services, Bikes & Hire, Fishing & Hunting, Camping & Hiking, Food & Nutrition plus more!

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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
The Helicopter Line Franz Josef Glacier

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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Walking & hiking
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef glacier walks

Enjoy moderate to easy walks around the township of Franz Josef and its glacier.

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History & heritage
Shantytown
Grey District
Shantytown

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.

$17.50 - $34.50
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Adventure
Haast Heli
Haast
HeliServices.NZ Haast

HeliServices.NZ Haast is a locally based company that offers a truly unique personalised adventure. Come and see us for a true introduction to South Westland.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Seal Westport
Westport and Karamea
Tauranga Bay Fur Seal Colony

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

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History & heritage
Skeleton Crew bone carving
Grey District
Skeleton Crew Carving Studio

Join us along the beautiful West Coast highway for your chance to make your own bonecarving.

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Golf
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Reefton
Reefton Golf Club

Reefton Golf Course (Glenburnie) is a 12 hole voluntary run course with 6 different tee boxes for holes 13 - 18.

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Hotels
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Hokitika
Beachfront Hotel Hokitika

The stunning Beachfront Hotel Hokitika is located in central Hokitika on New Zealand's West Coast and offers a wide range of quality accommodation, full dining, event facilities.

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Westport Mini Golf

Master playing through the Oparara Arch, accept the challenge of the Denniston Incline, cruise along Carters Beach, swing around the Wishing Well, straighten up heading down the Fairdown to Granity, plus much more fun.

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Bars
Union Hotel
Grey District
Union Hotel

The Union Hotel is more than your local pub, more than a bar, accommodation provider and family restaurant.

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Cycling
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Westport and 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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Airports
Air Charter Karamea
Westport and Karamea
Air Charter Karamea

Karamea's only aeroplane charter company, offering Heaphy Track and Old Ghost Road transfers.

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Shopping
Garth Wilson Jade
Grey District
Garth Wilson Jade

If you want a special piece of authentic Māori pounamu (jade, greenstone) then come and visit Garth in his studio/gallery.

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History & heritage
LOTR Lord of the Rings West Coast location
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lord of the Rings location

Lighting of the beacons that run along The White Mountains (Ered Nimrais) from Gondor to Rohan was filmed at Mount Gunn, near Franz Josef, West Coast.

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Cycling
Greymouth i-Site 2018
Grey District
Biking near Greymouth

Mountain biking trails near Greymouth.

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Walking & hiking
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Moana
Lake Brunner walks

Walks in the Lake Brunner area on the West Coast.

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National Parks
Heaphy
Westport and Karamea
The Heaphy Track

One of New Zealand’s nine great walks, the Heaphy Track, finishes (or starts, depending on which way you’re heading) at Karamea.

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Tours
Glacier Country Helicopters
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.

Glacier Country Helicopters is a local, family owned and operated company in Franz Josef offering scenic glacier flights and much more in our incredible backyard.

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Cafes
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Punakaiki
Pancake Rocks Cafe

Famous Pancakes & Pizzas
Try our pancake stack available all day, and homemade stoneoven pizzas served from 11am.

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Jade
Westland Greenstone
Hokitika
Westland Greenstone

Westland Greenstone specialises in the design and manufacture of quality New Zealand jade jewellery, sculptures and ornaments.

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Walking & hiking
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Grey District
Greymouth walks

Greymouth has plenty of walkways in the area to explore by foot.

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Walking & hiking
Nikau Walk
Westport and Karamea
Kohaihai / Karamea Walks

Walks in the Karamea and Kohaihai area in northern West Coast New Zealand.

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Hotels
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Hokitika
Theatre Royal Hotel

Theatre Royal Hotel is a historic boutique hotel located in Kumara on the West Coast Wilderness Trail.

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Shopping
Hokitika Glass Studio Ltd
Hokitika
Hokitika Glass Studio

Hokitika Glass Studio: Glass Blowing & Designer Art Forms: Glassblowing at its best. Beautiful handcrafted glassware.

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Tours
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Westport and Karamea
Kahurangi Guided Walks

Guided walks on the Heaphy Track and The Old Ghost Road.

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To & from the coast
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Grey District
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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History & heritage
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Westport and Karamea
Denniston

Once a leading coal mining town, Denniston sits high on a steep incline railway once described as the eight wonder of the world. Spectacular scenery, incredible history, a West Coast must see.

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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito Kayaks

Stunning rental and fully guided kayak trips on the remote and tranquil Okarito Lagoon, with incredible views of the Southern Alps and Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Family friendly and suitable for all abilities.

$60 - $130
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Golf
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Hokitika
Floating Golf Challenge

Floating Golf Challenge in Ross south of Hokitika, a fun activity to hit floating golf balls out on to the lake to a pontoon to win cash, gold and flights.

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Westport and 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.

$95 - $150
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Shopping
Shades of Jade
Grey District
Shades of Jade

Here at Shades of Jade we are proud to showcase Pounamu that is 100% genuine West Coast Pounamu.

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Must see
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes - 0920
Punakaiki
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes

The pancake rocks in Punakaiki are the most visited natural attraction on the West Coast with good reason, they really do look like pancakes!

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Adventure
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BAC to Nature: Bird & Conservation Package

The Conservation Story of The West Coast

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Walking & hiking
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Reefton
Reefton walks

Walks in the Reefton, Waiuta and Lewis Pass area.

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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Waiho Hot Tubs

Hidden in one of the most beautiful locations in the world the Waiho Hot Tubs in Franz Josef Glacier is the perfect way to unwind. Enjoy the nature while indulging in your own private wood fired hot tub.

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National Parks
Paparoa Track
Punakaiki
Paparoa National Park

Paparoa National Park features coastal forest along a spectacular coastline.

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Walking & hiking
Cape Foulwind Walkway
Westport and Karamea
Westport Walks

Walks in the Westport area, northern West Coast New Zealand.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson

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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Hunting & fishing
Fishing on Lake Brunner
Moana
Moana Trout Fishing Safari

Guided fishing tours lakes, rivers and streams. Try your luck at sight casting to wild browns.

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Adventure
air safaris
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Air Safaris Franz Josef

Our Grand Traverse scenic flight from Franz Josef provides the best way to experience this glacial environment in its entirety.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Lake Kaniere Cycle Trail
Hokitika
Lake Kaniere

Lake Kaniere is one of the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand and offers opportunity for a number of water sports. There are also several picnic places, a camping area, and numerous short walks.

Free. Campsite fees apply.
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Tours
Reefton Distilling Co.
Reefton
Reefton Distilling Co.

Premium Gins and Liquers hand crafted from local botanicals and spray free fruit.

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Outwest Tours

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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History & heritage
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Reefton
Heritage & History - Reefton Gold

Learn about the gold, timber, coal, Maori and aviation history of the West Coast at the many heritage sites on the West Coast.

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Cycling
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Hokitika
West Coast Wilderness Trail

The West Coast Wilderness Trail showcases some of the most outstanding scenery on the South Island’s West Coast with a diversity of landscapes second to none. Grab your bike and explore this Grade 2 Easy trail.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Eco Rafting Adventures
Hokitika
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.

$135 - $1250
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Hotels
Hotel Hari Hari
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Hotel Hari Hari

A true country style hotel in the rural village of Hari Hari.

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Tours
Glacier Valley Eco Tours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Glacier Valley Eco Tours is a family owned business committed to giving our clients the best experience on our guided nature walks in Glacier Country.

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National Parks
Jacksons Retreat
Moana
Jacksons Retreat

From glow worms to walking tracks, fishing and boating to skiing and tramping, there's so much to see and done right on the edge of the rainforest.

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Adventure
Franzjoseftours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Paddling Tours, Scenic Cruises, Fishing Tours & Combo Tours

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Adventure
Inland Adventures
Reefton
Inland Adventures

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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Cycling
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Hokitika
Glory Days Urban Pedals

Glory Days - Urban Pedals is a new bike hire business located in Hokitika on the West Coast of New Zealand.

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History & heritage
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Hokitika
Bonz 'n' Stonz

A gallery and carving studio filled with handmade jade pieces. Bonz 'N' Stonz is the authentic location to purchase professionally created jade, bone, and shell jewelry. You also have the option to carve your own Jade - Bone -Shell.

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Gallery
Once Only - John Burns
Moana
John Burns Artist

We are a private gallery nestled in the middle of the Southern Alps in Ōtira. Here we showcase world class contemporary art with pieces having recently been sent to USA, Germany and Australia.

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National Parks
Arthur's Pass National Park
Moana
Arthur's Pass National Park

The West Coast borders Arthur's Pass National Park at the main divide and there is a striking difference between the landscapes on either side.

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Adventure
Barrytown knifemaking
Punakaiki
Barrytown Knifemaking

Make your own unique handforged knife!

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Restaurants
Stations Inn
Hokitika
Stations Inn Boutique Accommmodation & Restaurant

Stations Inn - boutique restaurant, bar and accommodation is located in the heart of Hokitika's historic gold rush area.

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Adventure
Buller Canyon Jet
Westport and Karamea
Buller Canyon Jet

Join us for an exclusive award-winning jet boat adventure in the stunning Buller Canyon.

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Adventure
West Coast Treetop Walk & Cafe
Hokitika
West Coast Treetop Walk and Cafe

An exhilarating tree top adventure among temperate rainforest giants.

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Tours
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Grey District
Farm to Farm Tours

Farm to Farm Tours - Connecting People; Extraordinary Experiences

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National Parks
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Punakaiki
Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project

Book in to support and volunteer at our Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and Wild Heart Project. With your help, we are transforming a former farm and mining site into a native rainforest!

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Adventure
Ultimate Descents New Zealand
Westport and Karamea
Ultimate Descents New Zealand

Good spirited kiwis, giving the opportunity for travelers to explore our wild and scenic rivers.

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Tours
Hokitika Scenic Tours
Hokitika
Hokitika Scenic Tours

Hokitika Scenic Tours offer specialised informative, sightseeing day and multi day tours and transport to any destination you wish to visit on the West Coast.

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Adventure
Franz Josef Glacier Guides
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier Guides

With the combination of an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery and a two hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features, it's no wonder our guests often label their Glacier Heli Hike as the highlight of their visit to Aotearoa (New Zealand).

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Shopping
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Hokitika
Hana Massage

Mind and body relaxation, deep tissue, warm bamboo, hot stone.

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Shopping
The Gold Room Hokitika
Hokitika
The Gold Room

As found West Coast gold nuggets and flakes crafted into stunning jewellery.

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Tours
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Hokitika
Hokitika Historic Walking Tours

Take a historic walking tour in the home of The Luminaries with experienced guides.

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Visitor Information Centres
Greymouth i-Site 2018
Grey District
Greymouth i-SITE

The Station Souvenir & Gift Shop is situated in the Railway Station along with the Greymouth i-SITE.

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Shopping
Monteiths Brewery Tour
Grey District
Monteith's Brewing Company

Monteith’s Brewing Co. is an iconic craft brewery known for its strong tasting, full-bodied ales, rich and silky stouts, and classic brews.

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Adventure
Franz Josef Heli-Hike
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
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.

$455 (child age 8-14)
$485 (15 years and over)
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Gallery
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Westport and Karamea
Whanake Gallery & Espresso Bar

Come to Westport and browse this unique Gallery with a coffee in your hand. We pride ourselves on our coffee and specialize in photography, we offer a variety of local imagery on a range of media…

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Must see
Hikers on Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier are among the most accessible glaciers in the world.

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Adventure
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Hokitika
Cycle Journeys

Explore the untamed natural wilderness of the West Coast with Cycle Journeys

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Horse wagon tours
Punakaiki
Golden Sands Horse and Wagon Tours

Golden Sands Horse & Wagon Tours in Barrytown offer a guided tour by horse and wagon in the footsteps of the early pioneers.

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Tours
Franz Josef Heli
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
HeliServices.NZ Franz Josef

Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.

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Adventure
Greenstone Helicopters
Haast
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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Hotels
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, come and experience the newest in eco-friendly accommodation.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Okarito
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito lagoon and beach

Okarito Lagoon is New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland. A coastal lagoon, it is 130 kms south of Hokitika, covering an area of about 12km.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
West Coast Scenic Waterways
Hokitika
West Coast Scenic Waterways

Enjoy freedom kayaking or a 1.5 hour cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer.

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Adventure
Fox Glacier Heliservices
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
HeliServices.NZ Fox Glacier

Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.

$195 - $495
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Cycling
Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
West Coast Cycling - Glacier Country

Walk or cycle through bush from Franz Josef township to the Franz Josef Glacier car park.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Karamea
Westport and Karamea
Karamea Surf and SUPs

Sundog Karamea Surf and SUPs is a gateway to view the beautiful Karamea region from the water, while riding SUPs and learning to surf. Lessons or hire, it's up to you.

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Hotels
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will welcome you in true New Zealand style.

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Cycling
Mountain Biking
Hokitika
West Coast Cycling - Jade Country

Walk or mountain bike along the western shores of Lake Kaniere through lush lakeside forest, passing many picturesque bays and numerous forest streams.

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Must see
Skydive Franz
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

Skydiving above the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers - Nobody Jumps Higher!

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Shopping
Stewart Nimmo Gallery
Grey District
Stewart Nimmo Gallery

Nimmo Gallery is in the heart of Greymouth. Discover Stewart Nimmo’s unique West Coast imagery.

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History & heritage
Ross Gold Town
Hokitika
Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre

Discover Gold Rush Relics and Pan for Gold!

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Gallery
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Hokitika
The Gorge Gallery

We welcome the public to come and visit us down Zuckermans Road when our Woodwork Gallery Open flag is out on the road to the Hokitika Gorge.

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Walking & hiking
Paparoa Track
Punakaiki
Paparoa Track and Pike29 Memorial Track

The Paparoa Track is New Zealand’s 10th Great Walk. It travels through the spectacular limestone landscapes and luxuriant forests of Paparoa National Park, custom-built for both mountain biking and hiking.

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History & heritage
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
St James Anglican Church

At the top end of Franz Josef village, sits the beautiful, serene St James Church

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Walking & hiking
DOC Minnehaha Walk
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Minnehaha Walk

This delightful short walk follows a stream through the rainforest. Glow worms can be seen along the trail.

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Tours
FGG - Jo
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier Guiding New Zealand

New Zealand's most experienced glacier guiding company, offering spectacular guided glacier walks, heli-hikes and alpine heli-treks on the West Coast's longest and less crowded glacier - the Fox Glacier.

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History & heritage
Hokitika Museum
Hokitika
Hokitika Museum

The Hokitika Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Westland and housed in the historic Carnegie Building.

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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
FOX GLACIER VALLEY E-BIKE & HIKE

Explore the untamed natural wilderness of the Fox Glacier Valley, tracing the steps of a retreating glacier, with our Fox Glacier Valley E-Bike & Hike.

$125pp
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Backpackers
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Westport and 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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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Packraft NZ

Packrafting is a fast-growing sport and the West Coast is one of the best places in the world to do it!

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General Store
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Grey District
Blackball Salami Company Limited

Our salami is made from a variation of beef, pork and venison.

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Walking & hiking
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Hokitika
Hokitika Gorge

The Hokitika Gorge is 33kms from Hokitika. The vivid turquoise water surrounded by lush native bush is well worth a visit.

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National Parks
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Westland Tai Poutini National Park extends from the highest peaks of the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea and is split by the Alpine Fault.

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Cycling
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Grey District
Blackball Co-operative shuttle and relocation service

Blackball Co-operative shuttle and relocation service will assist you hike or cycle the Paparoa Track.

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Holiday parks
Greymouth Seaside Top 10 Holiday Park
Grey District
Greymouth Seaside Top 10 Holiday Park

Greymouth Seaside Holiday Park is located right on the beachfront. We have a wide range of modern accommodations to suit individuals, couples, families and larger groups.

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Transport
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Punakaiki
Paparoa Track Services

The team at the Punakaiki Beach Camp will take care of your Paparoa Track logistics.

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Cafes
Salmon Farm
Haast
The Salmon Farm Cafe

Salmon Farm licensed café specializing in fresh and smoked salmon products.

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Shopping
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
West Coast Wildlife Centre Cafe

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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Shopping
National Kiwi Centre 2019
Hokitika
The National Kiwi Centre

An open window facility gives you the feeling of being really close to this unique bird.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Gillespies Beach

Gillespies Beach, out of Fox Glacier, offers a scenic drive, lovely views of the Southern Alps, an historic cemetery and many coastal walks.

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Kiwi Experiences
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito Kiwi Tours

Kiwi Adventure Tour taking small groups deep into Kiwi habitat. We are the only licensed operators on the South Island.

$75 per adult
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Shopping
Left Bank Art Gallery Greymouth
Grey District
Left Bank Art Gallery

The gallery is housed in the former Bank of New Zealand. The main gallery and vault spaces display regular exhibits of contemporary New Zealand paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and crafts, with an emphasis on local content.

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Must see
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Westport and Karamea
Oparara Arches

Tucked away in a corner of Kahurangi National Park, The Oparara has a magic all of its own, born of a million years of undisturbed isolation.

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Tours
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Hokitika
Precision Helicopters Hokitika

Precision Helicopters Hokitika is based adjacent to the Hokitika Gorge.

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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Across Country Quad Bikes

The only quad bike ride in New Zealand with glacial views and the thrill of riding through West Coast dense rainforest, riverbeds and glorious mud.

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Adventure
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Punakaiki
Paparoa Guided Walks

PAPAROA GUIDED WALKS New Zealand’s newest Great Walk awaits….

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Cycling
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Grey District
Adventure South NZ

Adventure South NZ operates guided cycling and hiking tours on the West Coast. Our multi-day tours are fully supported and include all accommodation, transport, meals, first class guides and more.

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Boutique
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Reefton
Maruia River Retreat

Maruia River Retreat offers relaxed luxury accommodation with the perfect location to explore the South Island of New Zealand.

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Kawatiri Coastal Trail

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is a Grade 2, family friendly cycling and walking heritage trail and will connect the Buller District towns of Westport and Charleston.

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Tours
The Nile River Rainforest Train
Punakaiki
The Nile River Rainforest Train

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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Walking & hiking
West Coast Scenic Waterways Hokitika Mahinapua
Hokitika
Hokitika region walks

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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National Parks
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Punakaiki
Punakaiki Canoes

Take a leisurely paddle on the Pororari River beneath towering limestone cliffs in the Paparoa National Park.

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Around the coast
Wildsouth Discovery
Grey District
Wildsouth Discovery

Wildsouth Discovery is a specialist New Zealand tour company offering bespoke, exclusive tours and extraordinary service in South island.

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Adventure
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Grey District
Coastwide Helicopters

Coastwide Helicopters is part of the commercial division of the GCH Aviation Group with its operational base at Greymouth airport.

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Glacier Flights
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Helicopters Fox Glacier

Discover the glacier wonderland on close-up scenic flights with Glacier Helicopters.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Moana
Lake Brunner

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

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Cape Foulwind Walkway

A seal colony, a lighthouse and panoramic views of mountains and coastline feature on this spectacular coastal walkway. With the beach close by as well it's a good option for children.

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Boutique
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Westport and Karamea
Archer House

Exclusive Westport accommodation, Archer House is a boutique bed and breakfast guest house, ideal for holiday accomodation.

$190 - $245
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Walking & hiking
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Charming Creek Walkway

The Seddonville carpark to Mangatini Falls is approximately a 4 hour round walking trip. Charming Creek walkway mostly follows an historic bush tramway through the lower Ngakawau Gorge and the Charming Creek valley to the abandoned Charming Creek Coal Mine, passing historic sawmilling and mining remains.

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History & heritage
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Grey District
Brunner Mine Memorial Site

New Zealands' worst mining distaster happened on 26 March 1896 at Brunner on the West Coast, killing 65 men.

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Meeting and Event Venues
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Grey District
The Regent Theatre Greymouth

The Regent Theatre is your entertainment centre of the West Coast!

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Adventure
Moira Gate
Westport and Karamea
Moira Gate and Mirror Tarn Loop

A gentle walk that takes you from the main Oparara Valley car park to the picturesque Moira Gate Arch, located in Kahurangi National Park.

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Boutique
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Punakaiki
Paparoa Beach Hideaway

Sink into an indulgent holiday with loved ones and friends in privacy and seclusion. Offering cedar hot tub set amongst native bush with sunset on the sea views.

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Tours
Side Track Tours
Grey District
West Coast Encounters

John Kennedy, head guide of West Coast Encounters, has worked in the tourism and hospitality industry for over 30 years with an extensive history in tour guiding.

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Hotels
The Last Resort front
Westport and Karamea
The Last Resort

In the heart of the village, the Last Resort has a tropical atmosphere and a warm West Coast welcome.

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Walking & hiking
Haast UNESCO World Heritage Site
Haast
Haast Walks

The best way to experience the West Coasts untamed natural wilderness is to simply get out there among it.

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Cycling
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Westport and Karamea
Biking near Westport

There are three bike trails near Westport on the West Coast.

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Tours
Okarito Boat Tours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito Boat Tours And Cottages

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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Transport
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Shuttles and Charters Franz Josef

A Return shuttle service from your accommodation to the glacier carpark and back on a set timetable. Set fee.
Also available for private charters POA.

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Holiday parks
Westport Kiwi Holiday Park
Westport and Karamea
Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels

Enjoy staying in our chalets, motels & sites, set in tranquil West Coast native bush. Centrally located. Great facilities for groups and families. New on-site 18 hole Mini Golf course.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Bruce Bay

Bruce Bay - or Mahitahi - is a small coastal settlement with stunning sea vistas and a wonderfully wild windswept beach, 40km south of Fox Glacier and 80 km from Haast.

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Shopping
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Hokitika
SunshiNZ

At SunshiNZ we believe in an inspired life. Inspired by the natural beauty of the New Zealand landscape, by the kindness and joy of those around us, and by products of beauty.

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Adventure
Gloworm Cave tour
Punakaiki
The Charleston GlowWorm Cave Tour

The Charleston Gloworm Cave Tour takes visitors by train into the magnificent rain forest of the Nile River Canyon to explore the enormous Nile River Cave System.

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Cycling
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Reefton
Go Tracks

Go Tracks is a Mountain Bike shuttle service for West Coast New Zealand tracks based in Reefton. We offer shuttle services for The Old Ghost Road and The Paparoa Track.

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Glacier Flights
Glacier Country Scenic Flights
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Scenic Flights

The best way to experience the New Zealand glaciers is on a scenic helicopter flight with Glacier Country Scenic flights.

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Adventure
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Grey District
On Yer Bike!

Action packed off road adventures for all ages through 250 acres of West Coast rainforest and farm.

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Shopping
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Hokitika
Wilderness Gallery

A contemporary, fresh and inspiring Gallery right in the heart of Hokitika

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Adventure
Adventure caving
Punakaiki
Adventure Caving

An adventure truly not for the faint hearted. As the name states, Adventure Caving is full on expedition style caving.

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Bed & breakfast
Holly Homestead B&B
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Holly Homestead B&B

Built in 1926 for the Paganini family, Holly Homestead is a historic bed and breakfast located in Franz Josef.

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Main town centres
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Reefton
Reefton

Reefton, on the Lewis Pass road and near Victoria Conservation Park (NZ's largest), is well worth a stop and its claim to fame is in 1888 it was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to have electric streetlights!

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Haast
Ship Creek walk & Monro Beach

Ship Creek Walk is one of the best examples of swamp forest that you will come across and well worth stopping for!

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Walking & hiking
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Punakaiki
Punakaiki Walks

Walks in the Punakaiki area of the West Coast of New Zealand.

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Lodges
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Haast
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Discover wilderness in comfort and style at New Zealand's premier nature lodge.

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Adventure
Underworld Rafting
Punakaiki
Underworld Adventures

Underworld Rafting: Is a “Cave Rafting Adventure” in the Paparoa National Park. Located in Charleston.

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Hotels
Westport Motor Hotel
Westport and Karamea
Westport Motor Hotel

The Westport Motor Hotel is a leading accommodation provider in Westport with 27 studio units, onsite restaurant and bar.

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Shopping
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson Cafe & Reflectionz Gifts & Gallery

Lake Matheson, famous for its picture perfect reflections of Mount Cook & superb views of Fox Glacier. Visit our award winning café & unique gift gallery adjacent to the walkway at this incredible location.

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Walking & hiking
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Lyell and Fox River walks

Walks in the Lyell and Fox River area.

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Tours
Explore West Coast
Grey District
Explore West Coast

Explore West Coast offers visitors to the region guided and self drive tours, discounted local activities and accommodation options.

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Buller Swing Bridge

Feel the rush of the Cometline ride, experience the thrill of a jet boat, walk the heights of New Zealand's longest swingbridge, pan for gold, or simply relax and take in the views of Buller Gorge.

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History & heritage
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Westport and Karamea
Coaltown Museum

Coaltown is a fantastic all-weather attraction that appeals to all ages and tells the coal mining history of Westport.

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Gallery
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Andris Apse Gallery

This serene and professional gallery showcases the exquisitely dramatic Landscape Photography and books by Andris Apse.

Free Entry
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History & heritage
Haast Valley
Haast
Haast Heritage & History

Learn about the gold, timber, coal, Maori and aviation history of the West Coast at the many heritage sites on the West Coast.

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Adventure
Skydive Franz 2019
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

We are New Zealand’s premier skydive company specialising in safety and fun.

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Chasm Creek Track

Chasm Creek Track is a short walk along an old section of railway, a sculptured creek, and views of the Mokihinui River. 45 mins return via the same track.

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Backpackers
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glow Worm Accommodation

Affordable accommodation in Franz Josef with free soup, breakfast, popcorn, spa pool, and international phone calls.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Jackson Bay, Haast
Haast
Jackson Bay

Jackson Bay is a working fishing port and a popular fishing spot in summer, it's a great place to catch crayfish and just meander.

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Walking & hiking
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Moraine Walk

Moraines are the debris of rocks and stones left when a glacier retreats. Explore old moraine surfaces on this easy, short walk, south of Fox Glacier township.

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Hotels
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Grey District
Kingsgate Greymouth Temporary closed

Kingsgate Greymouth is temporary closed

From $139
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Glacier Flights
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier

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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Motels & self-contained
Karamea River Motels
Westport and Karamea
Karamea River Motels and Jetboat Tours

Quality spacious units in Karamea and home of the Karamea River Jet Scenic Tours.

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Adventure
Haast river safari
Haast
Haast River Safari

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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Adventure
Paparoa Shuttle
Grey District
Paparoa Shuttles

Paparoa Shuttles provides all aspects of support services required to walk or ride the Paparoa Track.

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Tours
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Grey District
NEW ZEALAND 4 DISCOVERY

New Zealand 4 Discovery: The place to visit for your New Zealand Discovery

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Adventure
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Grey District
Exploring New Zealand with GO Rentals

Planning a West Coast Adventure? Rent a Go Rental!

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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Experience Fox Glacier

Enjoy this amazing country on horseback, take in the incredible vistas, wind along the bush-clad Fox River or grab an e-bike and cycle through this remote wilderness!

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Gallery
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Westport and Karamea
Hector Pottery

Hector Pottery Studio is in northern Buller, Kawatiri, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Shopping
Kereru Crafts
Grey District
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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Glacier Flights
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef Glacier

Discover the glacier wonderland on close-up scenic flights with Glacier Helicopters.

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Bed & breakfast

Teichelmann's Bed & Breakfast

Hokitika
20 Hamilton Street, Hokitika 7810, West Coast, New Zealand
Shopping

Boustridge Fine Jade

Grey District
Unit 7, 56 Jacks Road, Greymouth ,, West Coast, 7840 ,
Jade

Tectonic Jade

Hokitika
67 Revell Street, Hokitika, West Coast, 7810
Jade

Traditional Jade Co.

Hokitika
2 Tancred Street, Hokitika, West Coast, 7810
Adventure

Karamea Outdoor Adventures

Westport and Karamea
Bridge Street, Karamea, West Coast, New Zealand
Golf

Greymouth Golf Club

Grey District
Rochfort Street, Kaiata, Greymouth, 7805
Shopping

Gift NZ

Hokitika
23 Tancred Street, Hokitika, 7810, New Zealand
Adventure

Alpine Fault Tours

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Whataroa, 7857, West Coast, New Zealand
Golf

Ikamatua Golf Club

Grey District
Ikamatua, 7871, West Coast, New Zealand
Shopping

William Steyn Stonepainter

Hokitika
41 Weld Street, Hokitika, 7810, West Coast
Golf

Whataroa Golf Course

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
15 Main Road, Whataroa, 7886, West Coast
History & heritage

Westland Industrial Heritage Park Hokitika

Hokitika
Industrial Road, Hokitika, West Coast, 7810