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Stretching 600 kilometres along the western edge of the South Island, the West Coast is a rugged, primeval region of contrasting features - high snow-capped mountains, towering rainforests, lowland river valleys, dramatic coastlines, bizarre limestone landscapes, grinding glaciers, surging rivers and brooding lakes. The scenery is just amazing and some of the most spectacular in New Zealand. Life is relaxed on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, and it's the perfect place to unwind and explore a special place of beauty and history. There are a lot of scenic attractions and adventures in this unique region.
Walk the Franz Joseph glacier. This is a unique and incredible experience. The guides are nice and the atmosphere very relaxed. You can choose the 1/2 or full day, or visit by helicopter. You probably need to book in advance.
Scenic helicopter flights with snow landings.
Franz Josef, Fox and Tasman glaciers. Mount
Cook, Mount Tasman. From 20 minute, 30
minute and 40 minute options. We are the
only 100% locally owned and operated
helicopter company licensed to land at all
designated landing sites within the Westland
National Park. Also transport for skiers,
climbers, hunters, film crew, photographers.
The rugged West Coast is hemmed in
between the Tasman Sea and the imposing
Southern Alps, making for spectacular
contrasts in the surrounding scenery. The
landscape changes from the wild beaches of
the Tasman Sea and the lush native
rainforests, to the harsh but beautiful forms
of the mighty glaciers marked with ice
caves, pinnacles and seracs. Photo
Combine an awesome scenic helicopter flight
over Franz Josef Glacier with a unique
guided walk amongst the ice caves,
pinnacles and seracs of this pristine alpine
environment. You’ll see the extraordinary
colours of the ice-flow from above, and then
up close, on an unforgettable guided hike
amongst the glacial ice formations with the
professional and experienced Franz Josef
Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic
helicopter flights from 20 to 40 minutes from
our bases at Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.
Discover Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
or the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Glacier
landings are our specialty.
Exciting 4wd motorbike tours through spectacular West Coast rainforest.Anyone 5 years and older can ride our motorbikes.Our protective clothing and boots will keep you clean so you can enjoy river crossings and muddy, wild West Coast tracks. Our friendly guides will show you how to ride.
At The Gold Room Westland's rich gold
mining story comes to life, as beautiful
jewellery crafted from the locally found
natural gold nuggets and flakes. Watch our
jeweller working with the natural gold,
creating the exclusive piece of unique
nugget jewellery. Our philosophy when
creating jewellery with the natural gold is to
leave the nuggets in their original state.
Open 7 da
Take the narrow gauge ‘Rain Forest Train’ and try 'Underworld Rafting' & ‘The Charleston Gloworm Tour'. Combine fun and discovery with amazing Glow Worm displays and formations in the awes inspiring Nile River Caves at Westport on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Trips: daily, $105 & $55. $220 for the 'full on' Adventure Caving. Phone: 03 789 6686.
23 units: studios sleep 1-3, one bedroom
spa bath units sleep 1-4, two bedroom
family units sleep 1-6 persons. Laundry, spa,
sauna, breakfast, free tour bookings,
recently redecorated, parking, playground.
500m from village, Intercity Bus stop at
gate, closest to glacier.
Stunning beachfront accommodation
overlooking the Tasman Sea. Breakers is
located 14kms north of Greymouth on the
Punakaiki Coastline. Four guest rooms with
ensuite, sea views and breakfast included.
Sit back and relax with our outstanding sea
views. Lie in bed and watch the rolling surf
and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the
breaking waves. Come share our little slice
New complex with modern facilities in park-like setting, with the sea at your doorstep and the mountains in the background. Studio & family units, direct beach access, close to town and opposite glow-worm dell. Ideal base for exploring the West Coast of New Zealand.
4 secluded cottages on a 5 acre hillside set amidst native bush, huge limestone outcrops and wild Hydrangeas. Stunning sea views. Each cottage has its own design and character. Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom self contained options. 700m south of the Pancake Rocks and blowholes. Photo
A sub-tropical coastal enclave, bounded by the Tasman Sea, the mighty Mokihinui River and Nikau Palm fringed native forest. Midway between Westport and Karamea, Gentle Annie is a place to connect with nature, awaken the senses and soothe the soul. Also the Cowshed Cafe with indoor and outdoor eating. A beautiful place to set up base and experience the Northern West Coast. Check out our Website.