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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Walking & hiking
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Moana
Lake Brunner walks

Walks in the Lake Brunner area on the West Coast.

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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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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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Adventure
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BAC to Nature: Bird & Conservation Package

The Conservation Story of The West Coast

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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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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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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Ship Creek - 1
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adventure
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Punakaiki
Paparoa Guided Walks

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

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