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Greymouth – Guide for Backpackers

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Westport – Guide for Backpackers

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RTOs showcase products at inbound trade event

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April 13, 2017

Greymouth – Guide for Backpackers

The Wild West Coast’s central hub is Greymouth – a must-stop on any road trip down the West Coast of the South Island. Entering Greymouth can be an experience in itself, especially when taking the TranzAlpine train – one of the world’s most scenic train journeys – or arriving along the Great Coast Road. Once you’re here, no doubt you’ll be looking for some epic stuff to do in Greymouth!
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April 12, 2017

Westport – Guide for Backpackers

Westport is very often backpackers’ entry or exit into the West Coast and what an entrance it is! You immediately get a taste for the thrills of the West Coast, from the wild surf waves to the mining history creating some fascinating and adventurous hikes and bike trails.
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April 5, 2017

RTOs showcase products at inbound trade event

From new eco-tours to proposed ziplines, inbound tour operators heard the latest product offerings from around the country at the Regional Tourism Organisations NZ’s (RTONZ) Inbound Trade Event.
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April 4, 2017

10 Epic Places in New Zealand Even Locals Don’t Know About

So many off-the-beaten track New Zealand destinations, so little time. It’s no wonder that many hidden wonders go unnoticed by the locals. From remote lakes to secluded sanctuaries, we’re going to be taking you on an adventure of lesser-known horizons. Here are 10 epic getaways that even your average New Zealander might not have heard about.
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March 23, 2017

Tourists flock to West Coast

Tourist numbers on the West Coast exploded last month, including a new record at Franz Josef Glacier despite the six-week rail closure that resulted in 17,000 cancellations on the Tranz Alpine train.
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March 23, 2017

Mountain Biking in Reefton

‘WHEELIE’ AWESOME RIDES IN REEFTON!
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