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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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Wāhine Exhibition Hokitika

From: Sat 14th May 2022

Kia ora Hokitika, Wāhine is a touring multi-media exhibition that amplifies Māori women’s voices around Aotearoa, offering our communities the opportunity to be enriched by their life stories while fostering ...

Where: Waewae Pounamu, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 39 Weld Street, Hokitika, Westland

From: 9:00am on Saturday 14th May 2022
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 2nd June 2022

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Live Music at Monteith's Brewery

From: Sat 28th May 2022

Tunes at the Brewery On the last Saturday of every month, we are bringing the tunes to town! Kicking off on Saturday, 28th May when we welcome the acoustic group The Brewery Hill Band. Come on down and get your ...

Where: Monteith's Brewing Co, Greymouth, Grey
Address: 60 Herbert St, Greymouth, Grey

From: 6:00pm on Saturday 28th May 2022
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 30th July 2022

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Erika & CoCo Take You To Church!

From: Fri 3rd Jun 2022

All-Ages show with drag queens Erika & CoCo Flash all the way from Taranaki. Have a glamourously pink night out with live singing, lip synching, dancing, games and laughter at Sam's stunning Gloria of Greymouth ...

Where: Gloria of Greymouth (Pink Church), Greymouth, Grey
Address: 77 Packers Quay, Blaketown, Greymouth, Grey

From: 6:00pm on Friday 3rd June 2022
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 4th June 2022

The Big Bike Film Night 2022

Fri 10th Jun 2022

(Rescheduled from Sunday 3rd April) Prepare to be inspired Reefton, we're riding into town for the first time! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission bringing the best cycling short films from around the world ...

Where: Reefton Community Centre and Cinema, Reefton, Buller
Address: Cnr Smith and Sheil Sts, Reefton, Buller

From: 7:00pm on Friday 10th June 2022
To: 9:30pm on Friday 10th June 2022

Breathwork 2 Day Immersive Workshop

From: Sat 11th Jun 2022

Are you ready to RECONNECT to your true self? To RELEASE the limitations that hold you back from stepping into your full potential and embracing your personal power? & become the Creator Being that you are with the ...

Where: Greenstone Retreat, Kumara, Grey
Address: 45 Greenstone Road, Kumara, Grey

From: 10:00am on Saturday 11th June 2022
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 12th June 2022

Harakeke NZ Flax Weaving - Introductory Workshop

From: Sat 18th Jun 2022

Tutor - Yvonne Hammond NZ Flax - Harakeke is the most enduring of all New Zealand native plants, a natural resource and easily accessible. From plant to product, in this workshop, you will learn the skills of weaving ...

Where: Inangahua Hall, Inangahua, Buller
Address: State Highway 6, Inangahua, Buller

From: 10:00am on Saturday 18th June 2022
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 19th June 2022

Katie Boyle in Pat Goldsack's Swingers Club and Brothel

Tue 28th Jun 2022

“a pure joy to watch” – Art Murmurs “impossible not to love” – Echoes From The Wings “utterly phenomenal... hilarious” – Theatreview 87-year-old Patricia Goldsack, known as Pat to her friends ...

Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland

From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 28th June 2022
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 28th June 2022

Matariki Glow Show

Wed 29th Jun 2022

The MATARIKI GLOW SHOW is back with an all-new, giant-scale puppet show for tamariki, educators and whãnau. The Glow Show’s magical glow-in-the-dark characters are getting ready to celebrate with you at 40 theatres ...

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

From: 10:00am on Wednesday 29th June 2022
To: 12:25pm on Wednesday 29th June 2022

Rennie Pearson

Thu 30th Jun 2022

Tunes, Songs and Stories from Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes of Canada Grounded in the Celtic musical traditions, Rennie Pearson takes the listener on a journey through history, weaving together tunes and songs ...

Where: Last Resort, Karamea, Buller
Address: 71 Waverley St, Karamea, Buller

From: 7:30pm on Thursday 30th June 2022
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 30th June 2022

Rennie Pearson

Fri 1st Jul 2022

Tunes, Songs and Stories from Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes of Canada Grounded in the Celtic musical traditions, Rennie Pearson takes the listener on a journey through history, weaving together tunes and songs ...

Where: Barrytown Hall, Punakaiki, Buller
Address: 6 Cargills Rd, Punakaiki, Buller

From: 8:00pm on Friday 1st July 2022
To: 9:30pm on Friday 1st July 2022

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Hawkdun Rise

Boutique vineyard-stay near the town of Alexandra.