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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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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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Paparoa Shuttle
Grey District
Paparoa Shuttles

Paparoa Shuttles provides all aspects of support services required to walk or ride the Paparoa Track.

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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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Tours
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Hokitika
Precision Helicopters Hokitika

Precision Helicopters Hokitika is based adjacent to the Hokitika Gorge.

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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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BAC to Nature: Bird & Conservation Package

The Conservation Story of The West Coast

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Tours
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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.

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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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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.

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Glacier Flights
Glacier Country Scenic Flights
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Scenic Flights

The best way to experience the New Zealand glaciers is on a scenic helicopter flight with Glacier Country Scenic flights.

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Glacier Flights
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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.

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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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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Chasm Creek Track

Chasm Creek Track is a short walk along an old section of railway, a sculptured creek, and views of the Mokihinui River. 45 mins return via the same track.

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Tours
Glacier Country Helicopters
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.

Glacier Country Helicopters is a local, family owned and operated company in Franz Josef offering scenic glacier flights and much more in our incredible backyard.

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Westport Mini Golf

Master playing through the Oparara Arch, accept the challenge of the Denniston Incline, cruise along Carters Beach, swing around the Wishing Well, straighten up heading down the Fairdown to Granity, plus much more fun.

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Adventure
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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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.

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Kawatiri Coastal Trail

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is a Grade 2, family friendly cycling and walking heritage trail and will connect the Buller District towns of Westport and Charleston.

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Adventure
Adventure caving
Punakaiki
Adventure Caving

An adventure truly not for the faint hearted. As the name states, Adventure Caving is full on expedition style caving.

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Transport
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Punakaiki
Paparoa Track Services

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

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Glacier Flights
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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.

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Adventure
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Grey District
Exploring New Zealand with GO Rentals

Planning a West Coast Adventure? Rent a Go Rental!

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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.

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Adventure
Barrytown knifemaking
Punakaiki
Barrytown Knifemaking

Make your own unique handforged knife!

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Track services
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Westport and Karamea
Habitat Sports and Cycles

Track Shuttle services, Bikes & Hire, Fishing & Hunting, Camping & Hiking, Food & Nutrition plus more!

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Adventure
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Hokitika
Cycle Journeys

Explore the untamed natural wilderness of the West Coast with Cycle Journeys

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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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Franzjoseftours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Paddling Tours, Scenic Cruises, Fishing Tours & Combo Tours

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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.

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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.

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

We are New Zealand’s premier skydive company specialising in safety and fun.

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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.

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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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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Buller Swing Bridge

Feel the rush of the Cometline ride, experience the thrill of a jet boat, walk the heights of New Zealand's longest swingbridge, pan for gold, or simply relax and take in the views of Buller Gorge.

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Franz Josef Glacier Guides
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier Guides

With the combination of an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery and a two hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features, it's no wonder our guests often label their Glacier Heli Hike as the highlight of their visit to Aotearoa (New Zealand).

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FOX GLACIER VALLEY E-BIKE & HIKE

Explore the untamed natural wilderness of the Fox Glacier Valley, tracing the steps of a retreating glacier, with our Fox Glacier Valley E-Bike & Hike.

$125pp
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Walking & hiking
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Charming Creek Walkway

The Seddonville carpark to Mangatini Falls is approximately a 4 hour round walking trip. Charming Creek walkway mostly follows an historic bush tramway through the lower Ngakawau Gorge and the Charming Creek valley to the abandoned Charming Creek Coal Mine, passing historic sawmilling and mining remains.

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Adventure
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Grey District
Coastwide Helicopters

Coastwide Helicopters is part of the commercial division of the GCH Aviation Group with its operational base at Greymouth airport.

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Tours
Franz Josef Heli
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
HeliServices.NZ Franz Josef

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

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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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Adventure
Haast Heli
Haast
HeliServices.NZ Haast

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

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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Packraft NZ

Packrafting is a fast-growing sport and the West Coast is one of the best places in the world to do it!

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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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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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Adventure
Fox Glacier Heliservices
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
HeliServices.NZ Fox Glacier

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

$195 - $495
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Adventure
Moira Gate
Westport and Karamea
Moira Gate and Mirror Tarn Loop

A gentle walk that takes you from the main Oparara Valley car park to the picturesque Moira Gate Arch, located in Kahurangi National Park.

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Buller Canyon Jet
Westport and Karamea
Buller Canyon Jet

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

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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.

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Tours
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Experience Fox Glacier

Enjoy this amazing country on horseback, take in the incredible vistas, wind along the bush-clad Fox River or grab an e-bike and cycle through this remote wilderness!

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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.

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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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Tours
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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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Glacier Flights
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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.

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Adventure
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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.

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Grey District
On Yer Bike!

Action packed off road adventures for all ages through 250 acres of West Coast rainforest and farm.

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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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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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Westport and Karamea
Outwest Tours

Outwest Tours offers a wild West Coast experience, taking you off the beaten track on journeys into the wild heart of the land. Enjoy spectacular landscapes and travel historic mining trails, as you relax in one of their fully air-conditioned four-wheel-drive vehicles.

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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
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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Karamea Outdoor Adventures

Westport and Karamea
Bridge Street, Karamea, West Coast, New Zealand
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Alpine Fault Tours

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