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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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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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Punakaiki
Paparoa Guided Walks

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adventure
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BAC to Nature: Bird & Conservation Package

The Conservation Story of The West Coast

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Cycling
Kapitea Reservoir, day 2
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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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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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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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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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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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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History & heritage
Ross Gold Town
Hokitika
Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre

Discover Gold Rush Relics and Pan for Gold!

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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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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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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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