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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.

FREE
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To & from the coast
TranzAlpine
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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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.

From $580
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Walking & hiking
Paparoa Track
Grey District
Paparoa Track and Pike29 Memorial Track

The Paparoa Track is to be 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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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Children playing at Lake Brunner
Moana
Lake Brunner

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

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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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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.

Entry is FREE
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Adventure
Haast Heli
Haast
Haast Heli

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

Flights from $99
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Hotels
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Hokitika
Theatre Royal Hotel

Step back into yesteryear when The Theatre Royal Hotel attracted visiting troupes and entertainers from all across the world!

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Hotels
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Westport and Karamea
The Last Resort

We love Karamea and can't wait to welcome you to NZ's best kept secret. We have accommodation, a licensed restaurant, a cafe and a bar.

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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.

$16 to $77
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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.

$33 - $100
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Cycling
Reefton Mountain Biking
Reefton
West Coast 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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Walking & hiking
Cape Foulwind Walkway
Westport and Karamea
Westport Walks

Walks in the Westport area, West Coast New Zealand.

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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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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.

FREE
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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.

FREE
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Shopping
West Coast Wildlife Centre - Rowi Kiwi
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
West Coast Wildlife Centre

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!

$15 - $60
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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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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.

$120 - 220
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Adventure
Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting

Shoot undercover with total protection from any rain (it can get wet here in the rainforest), in a building designed especially for our environment and your shooting experience.

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Tours
Hokitika Scenic Tours
Hokitika
Hokitika Scenic Tours

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

$45 - $450
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Shopping
Garth Wilson Jade
Grey District
Garth Wilson Jade

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

$30 - $10,000
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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Buller Swing Bridge

Buller Gorge Swingbridge Adventure and Heritage Park is a must-see tourism destination, located just hours away from Nelson and Picton, Westport and the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, and Christchurch.

$10 to $115
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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.

FREE
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Backpackers
Rainforest 2019
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Rainforest

Stay at Rainforest and enjoy incredible hospitality amongst the mountains and bush of the wild West Coast.

$31 - 670
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Shopping
Carving New Zealand jade
Hokitika
Mountain Jade Hokitika

Step into our workshop and experience the beauty of jade, among Hokitika’s stunning natural setting. Meet New Zealand's finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art.

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National Parks
Haast Blue Pools
Haast
Haast World Heritage Area

Read below to see what the Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand UNESCO World Heritage Site has to offer.

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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.

Adults - $45pp
Children - $15
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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.

$75 - $95
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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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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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Tours
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Haast
Waiatoto River Safari

Waiatoto River Safari. Ocean to the Mountains 2.25 - 2.5 hours of extraordinary nature and exceptional beauty only seen on this trip.

$139 - $199
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Cycling
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Grey District
Biking near Greymouth

Mountain biking trails near Greymouth.

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No category set
White Heron with chick
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
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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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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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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Adventure
Paparoa Shuttle
Grey District
Paparoa Shuttles

Paparoa Shuttles provides all aspects of support services required to walk or ride the Paparoa Track. We provide shuttle transport, car relocation, bike hire and accommodation bookings. We can even assist you with a complete trip package, so all you need to worry about is walking or riding the Paparoa Track.

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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.

$87.50 - $120
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Adventure
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Reefton
Go Tracks

Go Tracks is a Mountain Bike shuttle service for West Coast New Zealand tracks based in Reefton.

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

We are New Zealand’s premier skydive company specialising in safety and fun. We’re one of only a few government safety approved skydive operators and are dedicated to the highest level of health and safety practices.

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Shopping
Shades of Jade
Grey District
Shades of Jade

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

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Main town centres
Reefton at night
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 an illuminating one – in 1888 it was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to have electric streetlights!

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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Okarito Kayaks & Accommodation

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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Shopping
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
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. Don't miss this incredible location.

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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.

$20 - $80
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Adventure
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Hokitika
Cycle Journeys

Cycle Journeys provides all aspects of support services required to cycle the Wilderness Trail and Paparoa Track.
We provide bike rental, shuttle transfers, daily luggage transfers, itinerary and trip planning and accommodation booking.

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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.

From $100
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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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Cycling
West Coast Wilderness Trail
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.

Free
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Cycling
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Grey District
Blackball Shuttle and Relocation Service Co-operative

Morning shuttle service from Blackball to Paparoa Track, other trips on demand; car/campervan relocation service Blackball to Punakaiki.

Morning shuttle: $20 (groups of 5 or more ($15); relocation $170; other trips negotiable.
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No category set
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. The 82-kilometre, four-day tramp attracts visitors from all over the world every year.

Children - Free. Adults $14 to $32
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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Haast
Ship Creek walk and Monro Beach

Ship Creek Walk is one of the best examples of swamp forest that you will come across and well worth stopping for on your journey along the West Coast.

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Must see
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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!

Free
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Transport
Paparoa Track Services 2019
Punakaiki
Paparoa Track Services

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

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

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.

$5 - $90
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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.

Free
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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
Denniston Mine
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.

FREE
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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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National Parks
Paparoa Track
Punakaiki
Paparoa National Park

Paparoa National Park features coastal forest along a spectacular coastline.

FREE
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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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History & heritage
Arahura Greenstone Tours
Hokitika
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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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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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.

FREE
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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.

Adults $109
Children (15 yrs & under) $59
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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Vantage Helicopter Experiences

Vantage Helicopters offer three amazing scenic flights that take you close to the awe-inspiring glaciers, evergreen rainforest and magnificent mountains of the Southern Alps.

$280 - $480
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Around the coast
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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 Great Walk.

$20 - $170
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Walking & hiking
Lake Brunner
Moana
Lake Brunner walks

Walks in the Lake Brunner area on the West Coast.

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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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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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Adventure
Fox Glacier Heliservices
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier Heliservices

Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox Glacier.

$150 - $340
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Weddings & Functions
Weddings West Coast
Grey District
Weddings West Coast

With an abundance of stunning, dramatic and unique locations, the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand is a wedding destination like no other.

$4,299 - $5,299
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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.

FREE
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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.

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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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Visitor Information Centres
Ross info centre
Hokitika
Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre

A small community owned and operated centre.

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Adventure
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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.

$240 - $450
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Hot Pools
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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.

$28 to $149 (valid until 30 September 2019)
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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.

$170 - $250
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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.

$20-$25
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Walking & hiking
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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.

Free
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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 NZ owned and operated family business, committed to giving our clients the best experience on our guided Nature Walks in and around Glacier Country NZ.

$80 - $180 adults.
$40 - $90 children.
Family Rate (2 adults + 2 children) of $225 for all our 3 hour tours.
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Adventure
Buller Canyon Jet
Reefton
Buller Canyon Jet

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

$105 for adults.
$60 for children 14 years and under.
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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.

Free
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Tours
Franz Josef Heli
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Heliservices

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

$160 - $420
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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 Homestad is a historic bed and breakfast located in Franz Josef.

$200 - $430
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Hunting & fishing
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Lake Tours

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.

$115 - $200
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Walking & hiking
Moraine Walk
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Moraine Walk

Moraines are the debris of rocks and stones left when a glacier retreats.

FREE
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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
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.

$85 - $540
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General Store
blackball
Grey District
Blackball Salami Company Limited

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

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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
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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Adventure
Underworld Rafting
Punakaiki
Underworld Adventures

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

$185
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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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Hunting & fishing
Moana Trout Fishing Safari
Moana
Moana Trout Fishing Safari

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

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

Tackle And Equipment Available.
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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.

$40 - $249
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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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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.

$16.50 - $33.50
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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.

$250 - $425
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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.

$115 - $129
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Must see
People looking out over Hokitika Gorge
Hokitika
Hokitika Gorge

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

Free
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Hotels
Kingsgate Exterior
Grey District
Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth

Kingsgate Hotel, Greymouth provides ideal accommodation for all budgets and facilities for holiday makers, team building events and conferences alike.

$99 - $239
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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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Tours
Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.

Welcome to the ultimate helicopter experience in New Zealand. The gateway to the famous glacier region, best accessed by helicopter.

$165 - $465
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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 and has an extensive history in tour guiding.

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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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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.

$710 - $899
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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.

$140 - $180
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History & heritage
coal town museum
Westport and Karamea
Coaltown Museum

Coaltown is a museum dedicated to telling the stories of the pioneers who battled our rugged environment in search of a better life.

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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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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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Walking & hiking
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Reefton
Reefton walks

Walks in the Reefton, Waiuta and Lewis Pass area.

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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.

From $140
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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.

$33 - $170
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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.

$225 - $1195 per person
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Walking & hiking
Lyell Cemetery Reefton
Lyell and Fox River walks

Walks in the Lyell and Fox River area.

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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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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Haast
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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Adventure
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.

$469 - $1199
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No category set
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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.

$240 - $450
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Adventure
Franz Josef Glacier Guides
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Join us for a guided glacier experience you will never forget! Franz Josef Glacier Guides are proud to offer a range of world-class experiences designed to show you the very best of New Zealand's West Coast glaciers.

$79 - $575 (valid until 30 September 2019)
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Adventure
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Grey District
On Yer Bike!

Action packed off road adventures for all ages through 300 acres of West Coast rainforest and farm.

Single Adult $125-$240
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Shopping
Monteiths Brewery Tour
Grey District
Monteith's Brewing Company

From humble origins in 1868 as the Monteith’s family-owned Phoenix Brewery, the Monteith’s Brewing Co we know today has become the New Zealand’s most iconic craft brewery for its strong tasting, full-bodied ales, rich and silky stouts, and continual innovation with all the classic brews.

$18 - $30
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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.

$240 - $450
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Must see
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Hokitika
Precision Helicopters Hokitika

Precision Helicopters Hokitika is based adjacent to the Hokitika Gorge.

$400 +
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Adventure
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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.

$240 - $450
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Oparara Arches in Karamea - New Zealand - 1853
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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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.

Free
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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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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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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 to emerge at an ancient terminal moraine and an outstanding view of the Franz Josef Glacier.

$70 - $415
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Shopping
Santana Gifts Haast
Haast
Santana Gifts

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

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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.

FREE
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Shopping

Hokitika Glass Studio

Hokitika
9 Weld Street, Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand
Bed & breakfast

Teichelmann's Bed & Breakfast

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

Punakaiki Horse Treks

Punakaiki
CMB 47 Punakaiki, RD1 Runanga, West Coast, New Zealand
Cafes

Pancake Rocks Cafe

Punakaiki
4300 Coast Road, Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand
Tours

Reefton Distilling Co.

Reefton
10 Smith Street,, Reefton,, 7830,, West Coast
Shopping

SunshiNZ

Hokitika
29 Weld Street,7810,, Hokitika,, West Coast, New Zealand
Shopping

Andris Apse Gallery

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Oasis, Franz Josef Highway 6, 7856, West Coast, New Zealand
Tours

Farwest Farm Tours

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
200 Wanganui Flat Road, Hari Hari, Westland, New Zealand
Beaches, lakes & coastline

Golden Sands Horse and Wagon Tours

Punakaiki
3456 Coast Rd,, Barrytown,, West Coast,, New Zealand
Shopping

John Burns Artist

Hokitika
State Highway 73, Ōtira, New Zealand, New Zealand
Shopping

Aotearoa Gemstones

Haast
Cnr Marks Road & State Highway 6, Haast Township, West Coast, NZ
Adventure

Outwest Tours

Punakaiki
State Highway 6, Charleston, Westport, West Coast, New Zealand
Recreation Centre

Westland Recreation Centre Greymouth

Grey District
83 High St, Greymouth, 7805, West Coast
Adventure

Glacier Country Scenic Flights

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Scenic Flights, Whataroa, West Coast, New Zealand
History & heritage

Skeleton Crew Carving Studio

Grey District
Barrytown, West Coast, New, Zealand
Adventure

Alpine Fault Tours

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

Petr Hlavacek Gallery in Whataroa

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
1773-1861 Whataroa Hwy, Whataroa 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Adventure

Skydive Fox Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
1 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier 7886, West Coast, New Zealand
Adventure

Adventure Caving

Punakaiki
Charleston Hotel, State Highway 6, Charleston 7865, New Zealand
Shopping

Boustridge Fine Jade

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

Hotel Hari Hari

Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
42 Main Road,, Harihari 7884,, West Coast,, New Zealand
Boutique

Archer House

Westport and Karamea
75 Queen Street, Westport 7825, West Coast, New
Beaches, lakes & coastline

Karamea surf and SUPs

Westport and Karamea
Glasseye Drive, Karamea, West Coast, New Zealand
Adventure

Karamea Outdoor Adventures

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