Okarito and Whataroa
Okarito and Whataroa are small settlements on the West Coast. The Okarito Lagoon is New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland covering 3,240 hectares of shallow water. The area is a ‘must-explore’ if you are interested in birds and there is so much more to offer as well. The rugged Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana dominate the landscape inland, with the impressive expanse of the estuarine Ōkārito Lagoon along the coast. more
For those who like history, there is former gold town to explore. For walkers there are wetland, coastal or trig station walks close by and challenging tramps up the Whataroa Valley. To get your fill of birds, spend time on the lagoon or visit the white heron colony in the Waitangi Roto Nature Reserve.
The farming community of Whataroa is blessed with expansive views of the mountains, glacial rivers and lakes across farmland fringed with native forest."
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Mobile-friendly - Glacier Country Lake Tours provides Scenic Cruises and Fishing charters on Lake Mapourika. The Hannah-K is a fully enclosed scenic tour boat designed to let you enjoy the beauty of the West Coast in comfort and style. Fish for Salmon and Trout or sit back and enjoy the panoramic mountain views, pristine rainforest and native birdlife of Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.
Mobile-friendly - Unique kayak adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier! Join us for a kayaking tour you'll never forget. Ranked number one on the list of things to do while in Franz Josef! Explore a glacial lake, native rainforest while enjoying views of this unique alpine environment. Read more about our team, before we meet you out on the lake!
Westland Tai Poutini National Park is located in 'glacier country' on the west coast of New Zealand. Dramatic contrasts mark with area with dense rainforests, grasslands, steep forested slopes, glaciers (Fox Glacier and Franz Joesph Glacier are the most well known), scenic lakes and rivers. The spectacular State Highway Six weaves its way through the edge of the park.
Mobile-friendly - Studio units and self-contained motels. Peaceful and affordable... no helicopter noise but just a short drive and you can take a sightseeing flight up to the glaciers - we can arrange the bookings for you. Guided rainforest tours and visit to New Zealand's only white heron (Kotuku) nesting colony.
Mobile-friendly - Visit New Zealand's only White Heron (Kotuku) nesting colony. The beautiful White Heron breeds only in a single secret location in what is one of the most romantic parts of the country—in the Waitangiroto nature reserve—part of the South Westland World Heritage area. Rainforest nature tours and scenic jetboating all year round.
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Address: 74 Tasman St, Greymouth, Grey
From: 10:00am on Saturday 26th January 2019
To: 11:30am on Saturday 26th January 2019
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Address: Rutherglen Rd, Paroa, Greymouth, Grey
From: 9:30am on Sunday 3rd February 2019
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 3rd February 2019
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Address: Cnr Mackay & Herbert Sts, Greymouth, Grey
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 7th February 2019
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 7th February 2019
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Address: Otira Hwy, Kumara, Grey
From: 7:00am on Friday 8th February 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 9th February 2019
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Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
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To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Address: 55 Bridge St, Reefton, Buller
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 14th February 2019
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Address: 40 High Street, Greymouth, Grey
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