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Tours
Waiatoto River Safaris
Haast
Waiatoto River Safari

Waiatoto River Safari. Ocean to the Mountains 2.25 - 2.5 hours of extraordinary nature and exceptional beauty only seen on this trip.

$139 - $199
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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Kayaks

Join us on a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, Lake Mapourika was created by the retreating Franz Josef Glacier some 14,000 years ago.

$85 - $540
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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.

Adults $109
Children (15 yrs & under) $59
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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.

FREE
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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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Beaches, lakes & coastline
White Heron with chick
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
White Heron Sanctuary Tours

A unique experience to visit New Zealand’s only white heron nesting site in the Waitangi roto Nature Reserve.

Adult: $NZ 150 /
Child up to 12 years: $NZ 75
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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.

$675 - full day.
$350 - 1/2 day.
$200 - 2 hours.
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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Haast
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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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Haast
Ship Creek walk and Monro Beach

Ship Creek Walk is one of the best examples of swamp forest that you will come across and well worth stopping for on your journey along the West Coast.

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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.

Free
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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.

Free
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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.

FREE
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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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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.

$33 - $100
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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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Walking & hiking
Lake Brunner
Moana
Lake Brunner walks

Walks in the Lake Brunner area on the West Coast.

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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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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.

$120 - 220
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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!

Free
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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.

$60 per adult $30 per child.
Free for children aged three and under.
Valid until: 1/6/2020
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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.

$75 - $95
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Beaches, lakes & coastline
West Coast Scenic Waterways
Hokitika
West Coast Scenic Waterways

Enjoy freedom kayaking or a cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer. Capture the picturesque beauty of the Mahinapua waterways along the original route used by pioneers, gold diggers and early explorers.

$5 - $90
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Walking & hiking
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Grey District
Greymouth walks

Greymouth has plenty of walkways in the area to explore by foot.

FREE
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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

Karamea surf and SUPs

Westport and Karamea
Glasseye Drive, Karamea, West Coast, New Zealand