Our West Coast activity providers share their latest updates since our last newsletter.

Qualmark Products:

Cycle Journeys

  • New depot opened in Greymouth to handle starting or finish points as an alternative to Hokitika starts/finish.

Fox Glacier Guiding

  • Carbon Positive - just approved and waiting final sign off and information from Ekos NZ to be made available (e.g. branding logo)

Glacier Country Helicopters Ltd.

  • Launch of longer scenic flights at 60 and 75 minutes with two snow landings, visiting some amazing areas of the Southern Alps previously only available by private charter.
  • Now operate via Rezdy booking system.
  • Recently upgraded their website.

Glacier Valley Eco Tours

  • Will be back in our office in Franz Josef this season!
  • New tour: Discover Okarito - Boat & Walk tour package. More details here.

Karamea Information & Resource Centre - Oparara Guided tours

  • Within the last 12 months the tours side of the operation has been purchased from the OVT
  • Qualmark rating has increased from Bronze to Silver

Okarito Kayaks

  • Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Sustainability Award winner 2022.
  • See new video here.
  • New website under development

Precision Helicopters Hokitika

  • Now offering Snow landings on the Fly 6 Glaciers tour departing from the Hokitika Gorge

Reefton Distilling Co.

  • Recently secured Qualmark Silver accreditation.
  • New, larger distillery will open this year and we will be launching a range of new tours and guest experiences at that time.

West Coast Wildlife Centre - Franz Josef

  • Brand new "Fight For The Wild" displays and the work taking place locally to eradicate pests to help protect and preserve our untamed natural wilderness for future generations

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Glacier Valley Eco Tours

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Precision Helicopters Hokitika

Other Products:

Outwest Tours

  • Put a lot of work into the Denniston Historic trip which is now ready for Domestic and International tourists

Paparoa Guided Walks

  • New business
  • Primary and leading operator offering guided walks along the Paparoa Track.
  • Certified carbon neutral offering small sustainability focused guided walks along New Zealand's newest great walk.
  • Finalist in the Development West Coast Leading Lights Awards in 2 categories (Leading Light, Sustainability)

Punakaiki Canoes - now Waka Puna

Starting the journey towards trade readiness.

  • Waka Puna (River Canoes) was formally trading as the well established Punakaiki Canoes and changed to the new owners in June 2022.

Underworld Adventures

  • New website going live shortly! A major revamp, courtesy of 2Degrees and their "Shop Local" campaign that they won a year ago

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Paparoa Guided Walks