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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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Rapanui - The Song of Stone

Thu 23rd Mar 2017

Created on Easter Island, this show comes from stone. Stone has a tale to tell, a tale that reaches to the stars and has a place on Earth. Discover a cosmic story carved out through myth, imaginings, song and ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Thursday 23rd March 2017
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 23rd March 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

Operatunity Presents: That’s Amore

Mon 27th Mar 2017

We are transported to Italy through famous songs and ballads as the 3 Tenors encapsulate the essence and excitement of this intrinsically musically rich country.

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

From: 11:00am on Monday 27th March 2017
To: 1:00pm on Monday 27th March 2017

Carb On Carb and How Get (AKL)

Thu 30th Mar 2017

Carb On Carb are James and Nicole from Auckland. They have toured consistently since 2012, around their own country, as well as internationally. This is the beginning of a big year for them. How Get just released ...

Where: Barrytown Hall, Greymouth, Grey
Address: 1 Main St, Barrytown, Greymouth, Grey

From: 8:00pm on Thursday 30th March 2017
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 30th March 2017

The Rebel Pink

Thu 30th Mar 2017

An explosion of hot pink, vintage chrome and live sound, The Rebel Pink by Footnote New Zealand Dance provides three emerging choreographers with an opportunity to create new work in a world conjured by New Zealand dance ...

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

From: 7:00pm on Thursday 30th March 2017
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 30th March 2017

The Topp Twins Heading for The Hills

Wed 5th Apr 2017

New Zealand’s well-loved national treasures, The Topp Twins, are hitting the road on April’s Fools Day bringing their original style of merriment, mayhem and mirth to the regions. The country’s hills will be alive ...

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

From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 5th April 2017
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 5th April 2017

The Topp Twins Heading for The Hills

Thu 6th Apr 2017

New Zealand’s well-loved national treasures, The Topp Twins, are hitting the road on April’s Fools Day bringing their original style of merriment, mayhem and mirth to the regions. The country’s hills will be alive ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Thursday 6th April 2017
To: 10:30pm on Thursday 6th April 2017

SGCNZ Buller - West Coast Regional UOSWSF 2017

Fri 7th Apr 2017

In Love with Shakespeare. With over 150 Shakespeare events and performances which Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ) either produced or promoted last year throughout New Zealand, there is no doubt that the ...

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

From: 7:00pm on Friday 7th April 2017
To: 11:59pm on Friday 7th April 2017

Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side

Wed 12th Apr 2017

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Othe Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her ...

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

From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 12th April 2017
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 12th April 2017

Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side

Thu 13th Apr 2017

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Othe Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her ...

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

From: 7:00pm on Thursday 13th April 2017
To: 9:30pm on Thursday 13th April 2017

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