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Canterbury, Christchurch & West Coast Destination Showcase event 2023

Auckland - 22 August 2023


  • Westport

    Westport, situated in Northern West Coast, offers a perfect blend of rich coal mining history, stunning natural attractions, and warmer weather, making it a popular year-round destination.

  • Punakaiki

    Punakaiki is a beautiful coastal village, known for its Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, stunning nature, and outdoor activities.

  • Greymouth

    Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast offering adventure activities, heritage attractions and tours.

  • Lake Brunner

    The largest lake on the West Coast, next to the Moana township, is highly prized by Tangata Whenua and a mecca for year-round trout fishing.

  • Hokitika, Kumara, Ross

    Hokitika, Ross, and Kumara are charming towns each offering unique experiences such as gold mining history, hiking and cycling trails, and opportunities to discover Pounamu (greenstone).

  • Glacier Country

    Glacier Country is a unique area where you can enjoy the freedom to explore New Zealand’s most diverse, unaltered natural landscapes from the mountains and glaciers to mirror lakes and the sea.

  • Haast

    As the southernmost region of the West Coast, Haast is a hidden gem that offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience amidst its stunning natural wonders and rich wildlife.

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  • Glacier Country

    Franz Josef Glacier Guides

    Franz Josef Glacier Guides

    We are proud to share with you the very best of New Zealand's glaciers. Immerse yourself on a journey of discovery, in one of the most pristine places on Earth. Our friendly and experienced guides will share their knowledge of the glacier region, leaving you with a whole new appreciation for Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere (Franz Josef Glacier).

  • Glacier Country

    Glacier Country Helicopters

    Glacier Country Helicopters - Franz Josef

    Glacier Country Helicopters is a local, family-owned and operated company based in Franz Josef, on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

    Our small team are passionate about what we do, to us it’s more than just a scenic flight. We want you to experience the real West Coast and would love for you to join us to see the rainforests, glaciers and mountains that form our incredible backyard.

  • Glacier Country

    Glacier Shuttles & Charters

    Glacier Shuttles & Charters

    Glacier Shuttles & Charters - Franz Josef - an NZ locally owned and operated business. 
    Anne and Richard look forward to welcoming you to New Zealand's spectacular West Coast...and getting you there in style!

  • Greymouth +2 more


    Great Journeys NZ

    There’s no better way to experience Aotearoa New Zealand than by train. Great Journeys New Zealand opens up experiences in a way that is truly unique.

    From single-day journeys, to multi-day guided and unguided packages, to completely bespoke tours. It’s about more than just scenery (although the scenery is spellbinding). More than just getting from A to B. It’s about a journey of discovery that engages all the senses.

  • Glacier Country / Haast



    HeliServices.NZ is an experienced helicopter flightseeing company providing you with a diverse range of South Island scenic helicopter flights and private charters in some of New Zealand's most spectacular alpine heights and coastal regions.

  • Glacier Country

    The Helicopter Line

    The Helicopter Line

    The Helicopter Line is New Zealand’s leading helicopter company, operating with a fleet of modern Airbus helicopters specifically configured for flying in New Zealand’s outstanding National Parks, glaciers, mountains, lakes and valleys

  • Westport

    Ananui Afternoon with GlowWorms - Hero

    Underworld Adventures

    Experience a voyage of discovery in a subterranean world one with of the world’s best GlowWorm displays in a pristine and untamed natural wilderness that suit families, the young and fit and even older explorers.

    These adventures have been created by experienced cavers to amaze, educate, leave lasting memories and preserve our fragile ecosystems.

  • Glacier Country

    white heron sanctuary tours

    White Heron Sanctuary Tours

    Come along and observe the majestic Kotuku, White Heron in their natural nesting environment. Learn about this rare bird in New Zealand and about its nesting habits.

    Experience the untouched beauty of the prehistoric Kahikatea rainforest and absorb the natural flora and fauna within this special area.  Awesome photo opportunities and spectacular views of Mount Cook and the Southern Alps. Small personalised tours with knowledgeable, friendly, local guides.

  • Hokitika, Kumara, Ross +2 more

    Picnic afternoon tea stop

    Wildsouth Discovery

    Wildsouth Discovery is a boutique tour company offering bespoke, exclusive tours in South Island, New Zealand. Our tours are offered as exclusive, privately guided ‘Luxpedition’ tours. Tour guests explore the stunning landscapes, nature, and scenery and then retire to their superb accommodations with fine cuisine at the end of the day.

  • Glacier Country / Punakaiki

    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

    Scenic Hotel Group

    For over forty years, Scenic Hotel Group have led the way in caring for all visitors from around the country and the world.

    Embracing the spirit of manaakitanga (or hospitality), a Scenic Hotel experience connects guests with people, communities in Aotearoa’s most picturesque destinations and treasured environments.

  • Greymouth

    Alpine dining

    GCH Aviation

    Explore Kaikōura and Canterbury by helicopter. View Whales, Fly past towering snowy peaks to land in snow. Indulge in flavoursome experiences of Heligin, winery lunch or a picnic at altitude. Discover your sense of adventure by experiencing a heli-jet, ATV, Helibike, or try your hand at flying a helicopter.

  • Glacier Country

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    Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

    Explore beyond the Glaciers with Franz Josef Wilderness Tours. Join a mirror-lake Kayak Tour a Scenic Boat Tour or Fishing trip on Lake Mapourika – OR join an thrilling Off-Road Adventure Tour! The best of Franz Josef Glacier is at your fingertips.

  • Glacier Country

    Kiwi Perfect Image 2020 deal

    West Coast Wildlife Centre Franz Josef

    Award-winning indoor Visitor Attraction–Qualmark Gold award for sustainability commitment and service to the community. The largest kiwi incubation and hatching facility in the South Island.

    Trip Advisor award for “best coffee in Franz Josef.” Great place to shop or pick up a pack breakfast, lunch or sit down for a meal next to a warm fire.

  • Glacier Country

    InFlite Skydive Franz & Fox

    INFLITE Group

    INFLITE Tourism Group is New Zealand’s largest private air travel and aviation solutions company. INFLITE Tourism Group boasts an industry leading reputation for excellence in charter aircraft including private jets and helicopters, transfer services, exclusive scenic flight experiences, events, commercial air lifting and freight services.

  • Westport +6 more

    Hokitika Gorge, mountains in background

    Development West Coast

    Regional economic development agency for the West Coast region.