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Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier is a dramatic large glacier located within Westland National Park in the South Island's West Coast and forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site. The Franz Josef Glacier area has some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand located just six kilometres from the centre of the Franz Josef village. Come, See awe-inspiring remnants of the ice age cascade from snowfields to rainforest valley floors. Hop in a helicopter and have the glacial experience of a lifetime landing on the top of the glacier and exploring the crevasses and wonders of this remarkable glacier more

Franz Josef Glacier tumbles down from the tops of the white, lofty Southern Alps (the tallest in New Zealand) into the rainforest covered valley close to sea level at the astonishing rate of about 70cm per day – about 10 times faster than normal glaciers. This provides a very rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacier in a temperate environment, within easy driving and walking distance from the main highway. Franz Josef village is in a high rainfall zone with mild temperatures. Franz Josef is situated about 5 hours drive from Christchurch and the nearest notable town is Hokitika – about an hour and a half drive away.

This World Heritage region has so much more to offer than just the must-do iconic glacier. Imagine soaking in utter relaxation in the natural hot-water springs of the valley rainforest after a day flying up to, landing on, then hiking in and around the dazzling Franz Josef Glacier. New Zealand is the land of the great outdoors and true to form Franz Josef hosts many more outdoor adventures awaiting you. Expand your itinerary to include skydiving over this glorious landscape, alpine or valley rainforest hiking, bathing the in natural hot-water pools, kayaking, cycling, visiting the world renowned photographer Andris Apse’s galley, seeing the world’s rarest kiwi, touring New Zealand’s only White Heron colony, quad biking and more.

Franz Josef accommodation boasts a broad range of options, most are based in the Franz Josef village and many are built around taking advantage of the impressive views of this unspoilt region. Choose from your selection of accommodation that may including five-star luxury hotels, homely bread and breakfast accommodation, retreats set in lush rainforests, budget backpacker accommodation, outdoor camping and more options.

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    Nestled into the stunning backdrop of rainforest and mountain views, YHA Franz Josef is in the centre of the township and handy to the glaciers and the West Coast. With great prices and quality accommodation, including private ensuite, multi-share and family rooms, YHA Franz Josef offers WiFi,...(More)(More)

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Operatunity Presents: Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters

Wed 3rd May 2017

Swing along to this great music as our Andrew Sisters ensemble, Glenn Miller brass ensemble and MC Karl present our tribute to Glenn Miller and the Andrew Sisters.

Where: Regent Theatre, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Cnr Mackay & Herbert Sts, Greymouth, Grey

From: 11:00am on Wednesday 3rd May 2017
To: 1:00pm on Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Indoor/Outdoor Market

From: Sat 25th Mar 2017

Revell Street Market is a fun filled Indoor/Outdoor Market. Stalls include - Local Pounamu carving, Woodcarving, Knitting, Sewing, Clothing, Massage, Art, Spiritual Readings, Handmade soaps, Smoked cheese, Meat small ...

Where: Revell Street Market, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 51 Revell St, Hokitika, Westland

From: 9:00am on Saturday 25th March 2017
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 6th May 2017

The Abundant Vegie Patch

Sat 13th May 2017

Learn how to get your food garden humming and the crops pouring in! (And there's nothing arduous or complicated about it.) Everything you need to grow an abundant veggie patch. Morning tea and lunch ...

Where: Jo's House, Moana, Grey
Address: 30 Aratika Drive, Moana, Grey

From: 10:00am on Saturday 13th May 2017
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 13th May 2017

Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk

Sun 14th May 2017

The nationwide Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk returns this year, offering women the chance to have fun, get active and support a worthy cause. There’s a reason we run this event every year. Heart disease ...

Where: Solid Energy Centre, Westport, Buller
Address: Cnr Domett & Pokington Streets, Westport, Buller

From: 10:00am on Sunday 14th May 2017
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 14th May 2017

I Could've Stayed Single Tour

Fri 19th May 2017

If you love comedy in the style of Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy, then get ready NZ. Introducing Los Angeles-based Detroit comedian Kevin Tate! The comedian who has been doing stand up for a little over six ...

Where: NBS Theatre, Westport, Buller
Address: 105 Palmerston St, Westport, Buller

From: 8:00pm on Friday 19th May 2017
To: 11:59pm on Friday 19th May 2017

The Big Bike Film Night

Mon 22nd May 2017

The 3rd annual Big Bike Film Night, sees us get bigger, better and riding down the Coast into Westport to entertain bike lovers young and the not so young. Yes! Screening on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at the super stylish ...

Where: NBS Theatre, Westport, Buller
Address: 105 Palmerston St, Westport, Buller

From: 7:00pm on Monday 22nd May 2017
To: 9:30pm on Monday 22nd May 2017

The Big Bike Film Night

Tue 23rd May 2017

The 3rd annual Big Bike Film Night, sees us get bigger, better and riding down the Coast to Hokitika to entertain bike lovers young and the not so young. Yes! Screening on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at the super stylish ...

Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland

From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2017
To: 9:30pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Operatunity Presents: From Phantom to Les Mis

Mon 29th May 2017

A showcase of modern musicals - Phantom, Les Miserables, Evita, Miss Saigon Cats and so much more… All concerts start at 11am and include lunch.

Where: NBS Theatre, Westport, Buller
Address: 105 Palmerston St, Westport, Buller

From: 11:00am on Monday 29th May 2017
To: 1:00pm on Monday 29th May 2017

Queen It's A Kinda Magic

Mon 29th May 2017

Queen - It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under ...

Where: Regent Theatre, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Cnr Mackay & Herbert Sts, Greymouth, Grey

From: 8:00pm on Monday 29th May 2017
To: 10:30pm on Monday 29th May 2017

Four Flat Whites In Italy

Thu 8th Jun 2017

Roger Hall's hugely successful, sell-out hit comedy is hitting the road in 2017, promising big laughs and nights of fun in 28 venues around the country. Venice! Rome! Tuscany! It’s 2007 and guide book in hand, ...

Where: NBS Theatre, Westport, Buller
Address: 105 Palmerston St, Westport, Buller

From: 8:00pm on Thursday 8th June 2017
To: 10:30pm on Thursday 8th June 2017

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