Explore West Coast - now Qualmark Silver + a new van

Explore West Coast will show you the highlights of the region where the weather and landscape combine with dramatic effect. Explore West Coast offers can cater their tours to suit your interests, and also offer pick-ups or drop-offs for tramping and cycling adventures.

  • Explore West Coast has recently shifted from Qualmark Bronze to Qualmark Silver.
  • They have a brand new tour van arriving soon to increase capacity and tour offerings.

Location: West Coast Travel Centre, Mackay Street, Greymouth, NZ

Contact: Gina

Email: info@explorewestcoast.nz

Phone: +64 (0)3 768 7080

Website: explorewestcoast.co.nz

Explore West Coast

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Franz Josef Wilderness Tours - Quad bike tours incorporated

They purchased Across Country Quad Bikes in January and have built up a team of passionate quad bike guides who consistently receive wonderful feedback from all of their customers. They have a fleet of 15 Can-am ATV vehicles, a mixture of single & double quad bikes as well adventure buggy's which are great for families.

They can take large groups of up to 20 people in a mixture of vehicle options, and operate with a minimum of 2 passengers. Their tours feature amazing views of the glacier on a fine day or it's one of the best ways to have fun in the rain Franz Josef! They provide high quality wet weather gear which includes: gum boots, pants, jackets, gloves & helmets.

  • Franz Josef Wilderness Tours has received a Gold Qualmark rating for all of their tours.
  • Passed their on-site Adventure Activity Audit (kayak & quad bike tours) .
  • Are attending TRENZ for the first time.

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours & Across Country Quad Bikes

Contact: Dale and Bronwyn Burrows

Location: 30 Main Road Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef Glacier, 7886

Email: info@franzjoseftours.co.nz

Phone: +64 (03) 752 0230, 0800 423 262 (free phone within NZ)

Website: franzjoseftours.co.nz

Glacier Country Helicopters - now Qualmark Gold

Glacier Country Helicopters is a local, family owned and operated company based in Franz Josef. Through their flights they show visitors the real West Coast: the rainforests, glaciers and mountains that form our incredible backyard on the West Coast.

  • Glacier Country Helicopters has achieved Qualmark Gold.

Location: 10 Main Road, Franz Josef, NZ

Contact: Megan

Email: bookings@gch.nz

Phone: +64 (0)3 752 0203

Website: glaciercountryhelicopters.co.nz/

Glacier Country Helicopters

Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Glacier Valley Eco Tours - now Qualmark Silver

Glacier Valley Eco Tours offers a diverse range of small-group, guided nature walks for all ages and abilities in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and Okarito on the West Coast.

  • Glacier Valley Eco Tours has achieved Qualmark Silver.

Location: 22 Main Road, State Highway 6, Franz Josef, NZ

Contact: Tash

Email: info@glaciervalley.co.nz

Phone: 0800 925 586, +64 (0)21 880 458 (mobile)

Website: glaciervalley.co.nz/

West Coast Scenic Taste Tour - new product

Jackie takes you on a relaxing, scenic day tour packed full of diverse experiences that provide visitors with a small taste of the Incredible scenery and some of the amazing wildlife on the West Coast as well as a chance to experience the taste of great food and Spirits and Beers made on the West Coast.

  • West Coast Scenic Taste Tour is at the start of their Trade journey.
  • They have recently achieved Qualmark Bronze

Contact: Jackie

Email: enquiries@wcscenictastetour.co.nz

Phone: +64 (0)22 439 8289

Website: wcscenictastetour.co.nz

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West Coast Scenic Waterways

West Coast Scenic Waterways - now Qualmark Gold

Located just 4 kilometres south of Hokitika on State Highway 6, heading towards the glaciers, where the Mahinapua Creek joins the West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail though their property. They offer accommodation, kayak and bike rentals as well as a sunset cruise.

  • West Coast Scenic Waterways has achieved Qualmark Gold for its scenic cruises.

Location: 389 Ruatapu Road, Hokitika, NZ

Contact: Cindy and Gavin

Email: wcscenicwaterways@gmail.com

Phone: +64 (0)27 4301 777

Website: westcoastscenicwaterways.co.nz

West Coast Treetop Walkway - now Qualmark Gold

The dual zipline starts from the top of the Tower at 45 meters above ground (equivalent to a 15 floors building). The two hour adventure commences at the West Coast Tree Top Visitor Centre / Café where you check in. Meet your highly trained and knowledgeable guide and get geared up ready for an experience of a lifetime! The guide will take you along the tree top structure enjoying and learning about the unique surrounding Rimu rainforest. Climb the 106 steps to the top of the spiral tower and hook up on the tandem ziplines. Fly through the Rimu tree-tops at speeds in excess of 60km/hour for 425 metres before landing right back where you both started.

  • The West Coast Treetop Walkway has recently shifted from Qualmark Silver to Qualmark Gold.

Location: 1128 Woodstock-Rimu Road, Hokitika 7812, NZ

Contact: Vonnie (site manager)

Email: bookings@treetopsnz.com

Phone: 03 755 5052

Website: treetopsnz.com

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