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Explore West Coast

Explore West Coast offers visitors to the region scenic guided tours showcasing highlights of the West Coast. From Karamea to the Glaciers, local hidden gems and attractions for all ages. Explore West Coast caters for small group and private tours.

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Lake Kaniere

Lake Kaniere is one of the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand and offers opportunity for a number of water sports. There are also several picnic places, a camping area, and numerous short walks.

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Extreme Fox: All Day Heli Hike Adventure

Feeling amped? Then our Extreme Fox Heli-Hike is for you; spend an exhilarating day on the West Coast’s largest glacier and challenge yourself.
Forge your own unique trail through the dramatic terrain of Fox Glacier’s steep upper icefall.

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Okarito walks

Ōkārito is a coastal settlement with stunning wetlands to explore.

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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.

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Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Franz Josef Wilderness Tours is a locally owned and operated family business in Franz Josef. Kayak, Cruise or Fish with us on Lake Mapourika

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Great West Coast Combo

Explore the magical rock sided blue green waters of Hokitka Gorge then escape high up in the native tree canopy at West Coast Treetop Walkway getting a birds eye view of the stunning surrounds. Includes one nights accommodation & breakfast for two.

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Hokitika Historic Walking Tours

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

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River Walk

Enjoy this pleasant short walk and get a great view of the glacier and the opportunity to cross a historic suspension bridge.

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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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Franz Josef glacier walks

Enjoy moderate to easy walks around the township of Franz Josef and its glacier.

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Fox Glacier Guiding

TripAdvisor Best of the Best 2021 Top Out of the Ordinary Experience – World #1 Fox Glacier Heli Hike. Year-round guided Heli Hikes and Ice Climbing on the West Coast's biggest and less crowded glacier. Discover the dramatic world of ice.

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