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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, drying room, bike storage, free sauna, parking, spacious kitchen and BBQ. Limited camp-sites.

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Ekodo - Zen Ecology

From: Fri 22nd Oct 2021

Hosted by Sean Weaver - Founder and CEO of Ekos and Zen teacher in the Diamond Sangha Zen lineage. A 3-day retreat & workshop cultivating emotional intelligence for compassionate and transformative environmental and ...

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

From: 6:00pm on Friday 22nd October 2021
To: 2:30pm on Monday 25th October 2021

Introduction to Specific Learning Disabilities

From: Thu 4th Nov 2021

Are you struggling to support a child or adult with dyslexia? Are you concerned about your child’s learning journey? Are you aware of children who are disruptive, withdrawn, bright but not achieving? Are you working ...

Where: Order of St John, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 134 Stafford St, Hokitika, Westland

From: 9:00am on Thursday 4th November 2021
To: 4:00pm on Friday 5th November 2021

Bec Sandys - Happy Cabbage

Sat 6th Nov 2021

SuperBrain ProductioNZ and LoudMouth Performing Arts Festival bring you Comedian Bec Sandys and her new show 'Happy Cabbage' to Greymouth for one night only on Saturday 6th November, as part of her NZ wide tour. She's ...

Where: The Union Hotel, Greymouth, Grey
Address: 20 Herbert St, Greymouth, Grey

From: 7:00pm on Saturday 6th November 2021
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 6th November 2021

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Hotel California The Eagles Experience

Mon 8th Nov 2021

It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of ...

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

From: 7:30pm on Monday 8th November 2021
To: 10:00pm on Monday 8th November 2021

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The Bee Gees Night Fever: CANCELLED

Mon 8th Nov 2021

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town ...

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

From: 7:30pm on Monday 8th November 2021
To: 10:00pm on Monday 8th November 2021

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Hotel California The Eagles Experience

Tue 9th Nov 2021

It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Tuesday 9th November 2021
To: 10:30pm on Tuesday 9th November 2021

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The Bee Gees Night Fever: CANCELLED

Tue 9th Nov 2021

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Tuesday 9th November 2021
To: 10:30pm on Tuesday 9th November 2021

Ride the Wilderness

Sat 13th Nov 2021

Ride the Wilderness is a Mountain Bike Ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on Saturday 13th November 2021. This event gives riders the opportunity to see the West Coast beauty and in 2021 it will give you, all it ...

Where: Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre, Ross, Westland
Address: 4 Aylmer St, Ross, Westland

From: 8:00am on Saturday 13th November 2021
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 13th November 2021

The Extravaganza Fair

From: Sat 20th Nov 2021

Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 7 of New Zealand's largest and most fabulous travelling festival/fair! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a community centred event with a creative and ...

Where: Karoro Domain, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Miro Street, Greymouth, Grey

From: 9:00am on Saturday 20th November 2021
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 21st November 2021

The Karl Austin Experience & Kieran Callaghan

From: Sat 20th Nov 2021

Playing all throughout the day on our beautiful Extravaganza Fair Stage - with guest appearances also from Ashton Family Circus, Miss Dylan Daisy's Magic Show & guest musicians. The Captain aka Karl Austin Perhaps ...

Where: Karoro Domain, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Miro Street, Greymouth, Grey

From: 9:00am on Saturday 20th November 2021
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 21st November 2021

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