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Jun 22 2020
tranzalpine passing lake sara in winter.jpg TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to West Coast to resume in July

The TranzAlpine train service between Christchurch and Greymouth will be back up and running on July 4.

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Jun 19 2020
Franz Josef Heli-Hike Franz Josef Glacier guided hikes set to return

The companies have partnered to deliver the ultimate glacier heli hike experience using the highly qualified senior guides at Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Franz Josef Glacier Guides and the experienced team and quality fleet at The Helicopter Line.

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Jun 03 2020
Hands On Escape Header Hands On competition winner announced

Capree Elizabeth Wineera from Hawera wins Development West Coast’s Hands On competition.

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May 27 2020
Snow.jpg Drive safely for Queen's Birthday weekend

With the long Queen’s Birthday public holiday weekend ahead, drivers need to stay safe and plan ahead, particularly if they are driving long distances in freezing, windy or wet conditions.

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May 14 2020
Oparara Archers Ōpārara visitor infrastructure improvements to begin

Work to improve safety and provide for the protection of the sensitive environment of the Ōpārara Basin is set to begin at Alert Level 2.

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May 12 2020
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Scenic Hotel Group share plans for restart on domestic tourism

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier, and Heartland Hotel Haast will reopen from Alert Level 2.

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May 12 2020
Tourism West Coast - Pancake Rocks (7).jpg Tourism operators excited to host Kiwis again

Tourism operators are excited that they can start hosting Kiwis again from Thursday.

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May 11 2020
Great Coast Road New Zealand Tourism sector needs good data now more than ever

A new Accommodation Data Programme is being launched by Fresh Info and funded by MBIE.

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May 07 2020
Coronavirus.webp Tourism operators relieved to get back to work

Today’s announcement that travel within New Zealand will be allowed at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 is a huge relief to the tourism industry, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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Apr 28 2020
Monteith's Brewery Tour & Tasting Coasters: Support your independent restaurants

The Restaurant Association of New Zealand is calling on Kiwis to support the local hospitality industry during the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Mar 25 2020
Coronavirus.webp West Coast support following Coronavirus impact

DWC is here to help get through Alert Level 4 with resources to support West Coast businesses and advise about multi-agency responses.

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Mar 22 2020
Paparoa Track - Nimmo Photography.PNG DOC to cancel bookings and temporarily close visitor centres

For the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, DOC is temporarily closing its visitor centres to the public from today, and from tomorrow will be cancelling all hut and campsite bookings

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