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History & heritage

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History & heritage
Dawsons Hotel at Reefton Auto Lodge outside
Reefton
Heritage & History - Reefton Gold

Learn about the gold, timber, coal, Maori and aviation history of the West Coast at the many heritage sites on the West Coast.

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History & heritage
Arahura Greenstone Tours
Hokitika
Arahura Greenstone Tours

This unique and original tour will lead you on a journey of discovery along the Arahura River - known as one of the richest sources of Pounamu (Greenstone) in New Zealand.

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Walking & hiking
Beach South of Ross
Hokitika
Ross Walks

Enjoy walks around the town, bush, lake and historic gold ruins of Ross. Discover old gold mining relics or enjoy 360 degrees on these walks.

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History & heritage
Shantytown
Grey District
Shantytown

Observe and participate in some great New Zealand stories and explore the heart of the nation at Shantytown. Engaging, interactive activities in a heritage setting.

$17.50 - $34.50
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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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History & heritage
Hokitika Museum
Hokitika
Hokitika Museum

The Hokitika Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Westland and housed in the historic Carnegie Building.

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History & heritage
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Grey District
Brunner Mine Memorial Site

New Zealands' worst mining distaster happened on 26 March 1896 at Brunner on the West Coast, killing 65 men.

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History & heritage
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Hokitika
Bonz 'n' Stonz

A gallery and carving studio filled with handmade jade pieces. Bonz 'N' Stonz is the authentic location to purchase professionally created jade, bone, and shell jewelry. You also have the option to carve your own Jade - Bone -Shell.

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Bed & breakfast
Holly Homestead B&B
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Holly Homestead B&B

Built in 1926 for the Paganini family, Holly Homestead is a historic bed and breakfast located in Franz Josef.

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Shopping
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Hokitika
Hokitika Sock World

Sock World Hokitika is the home of New Zealand Auto Knitter - manufacturer of the world's best and most innovative circular sock machines; and CSM Yarns - the world's finest sock and hand-knit yarns.

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Tours
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Hokitika
Hokitika Historic Walking Tours

Take a historic walking tour in the home of The Luminaries with experienced guides.

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Boutique
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Westport and Karamea
Archer House

Exclusive Westport accommodation, Archer House is a boutique bed and breakfast guest house, ideal for holiday accomodation.

$190 - $245
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Hotels
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Hokitika
Theatre Royal Hotel

Theatre Royal Hotel is a historic boutique hotel located in Kumara on the West Coast Wilderness Trail.

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History & heritage
Skeleton Crew bone carving
Grey District
Skeleton Crew Carving Studio

Join us along the beautiful West Coast highway for your chance to make your own bonecarving.

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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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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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History & heritage
LOTR Lord of the Rings West Coast location
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lord of the Rings location

Lighting of the beacons that run along The White Mountains (Ered Nimrais) from Gondor to Rohan was filmed at Mount Gunn, near Franz Josef, West Coast.

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Walking & hiking
Cape Foulwind Walkway
Westport and Karamea
Westport Walks

Walks in the Westport area, northern West Coast New Zealand.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
West Coast Scenic Waterways
Hokitika
West Coast Scenic Waterways

Enjoy freedom kayaking or a 1.5 hour cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer.

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Shopping
Left Bank Art Gallery Greymouth
Grey District
Left Bank Art Gallery

The gallery is housed in the former Bank of New Zealand. The main gallery and vault spaces display regular exhibits of contemporary New Zealand paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and crafts, with an emphasis on local content.

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National Parks
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Punakaiki
Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project

Book in to support and volunteer at our Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and Wild Heart Project. With your help, we are transforming a former farm and mining site into a native rainforest!

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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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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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History & heritage
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Westport and Karamea
Coaltown Museum

Coaltown is a fantastic all-weather attraction that appeals to all ages and tells the coal mining history of Westport.

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Shopping
The Gold Room Hokitika
Hokitika
The Gold Room

As found West Coast gold nuggets and flakes crafted into stunning jewellery.

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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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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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History & heritage
Haast Valley
Haast
Haast Heritage & History

Learn about the gold, timber, coal, Maori and aviation history of the West Coast at the many heritage sites on the West Coast.

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History & heritage

Westland Industrial Heritage Park Hokitika

Hokitika
Industrial Road, Hokitika, West Coast, 7810
Bed & breakfast

Teichelmann's Bed & Breakfast

Hokitika
20 Hamilton Street, Hokitika 7810, West Coast, New Zealand