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!
New Zealand guided walking adventures. We are a specialist adventure tour company with decades of experience running small-group tours with the best Kiwi guides. Enjoy hikes on the Milford, Routeburn and Hollyford Tracks plus Mt Cook and Arthurs Pass. See more on our website.
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: 10 Serpentine Road
From: 9:00am on Monday 15th July 2019
To: 3:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019
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Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019
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Where: Regent Theatre, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Cnr Mackay & Herbert Sts, Greymouth, Grey
From: 7:00pm on Friday 13th September 2019
To: 10:00pm on Friday 13th September 2019
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Where: New Coasters, Greymouth, Grey
Address: 38 Albert St, Greymouth, Grey
From: 4:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
To: 7:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
Ride the Wilderness
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Where: Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre, Ross, Westland
Address: 4 Aylmer St, Ross, Westland
From: 8:00am on Saturday 16th November 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 16th November 2019