Activities and Attractions
West Coast

West Coast offers a wide range of tourist attractions and activities for visitors. Outdoor recreation, adventure activities, attractions for all ages & interests, wildlife & nature, restaurants & cafes, entertainment and shopping. Other tourism related services include venues for functions, conferences and weddings and professional organisers.

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The West Coast includes Westport, Karamea, Punakaiki, Greymouth, Hokitika, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Whataroa, Harihari, Haast, Lake Brunner, Reefton and Buller. To find listings in specific areas of the West Coast / Westland, please select a sub region from the list below.

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AIR SAFARIS SCENIC FLIGHTS MT COOK FRANZ JOSEF
Every seat a window seat. Get the big picture!
The flight of a lifetime, the "Grand Traverse" is a spectacular scenic flightseeing experience allowing you to explore Mount Cook and Westland National Parks. This magnificent flight encompasses over 200 kilometres of New Zealand's most spectacular alpine scenery. Flying from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park & Franz Josef Glacier.
In The Glaciers Scenic Flights
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Air Safaris Scenic Flights Mt Cook Franz Josef Every seat a window seat. Get the big picture!
GLACIERCOUNTRY.CO.NZ
The official visitor guide for Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, Okarito and surrounds.
Information to help you plan your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Area in South West NZ. Listings for all types of accommodation from budget to luxury, visitor attractions, activities, guided walks, glacier tours, cafes & restaurants. Daily glacier updates and live weather cameras.
In The Glaciers Land Adventures and in The Glaciers Walking & Hiking
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GlacierCountry.co.nz The official visitor guide for Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, Okarito and surrounds.
Greymouth i-SITE West Coast Travel Centre
We offer FREE visitor information & reservation services!
Operating from the restored historic Greymouth Railway Station, we offer local knowledge and a free booking service for a wide range of accommodation, activities, tours, TranzAlpine & other rail travel, coach and shuttle buses throughout the West Coast. Authorised Kiwi Rail & InterCity booking agents. Telephone & online bookings also accepted. Open 7 days.
In Greymouth / Hokitika Souvenirs & Shopping and in West Coast Wide Souvenirs & Shopping
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Greymouth i-SITE West Coast Travel Centre We offer FREE visitor information & reservation services!
Matheson Cafe Fox Glacier
Award winning cafe located at the start of the Lake Matheson walkway.
Lake Matheson, famous for its picture perfect reflections of Mount Cook & Tasman. Superb views of Fox Glacier from our award winning cafe / restaurant at the entrance to the Lake Matheson walking track. 5 mins drive from Fox Glacier.
Open daily for breakfast and lunch year round. Evening dining Nov - Mar.
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Matheson Cafe Fox Glacier Award winning cafe located at the start of the Lake Matheson walkway.
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery
Showcases carefully selected, contemporary merchandise with a NZ flavour
NZ themed jewellery, designer merino garments, greenstone & souvenirs, New Zealand artwork & photos. Overseas shipping available. Friendly, efficient service. Open 7 days from 8.30am. Nov - March open until 8.30pm.

Located just a few minutes drive from Fox Glacier at the entrance to the Lake Matheson Walkway. Enjoy a coffee or meal at the adjacent Matheson Cafe.


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ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery Showcases carefully selected, contemporary merchandise with a NZ flavour
Skydive New Zealand Tandem skydiving starting from the West Coast of New Zealand.
Fox Glacier Guiding Guided trips on the West Coast's longest glacier to suit all fitness levels

Other activities that may interest you

Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust
Priced from: $90
In the North West corner of the South Island of New Zealand a ghost is... . . . .
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Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust
Fox Glacier Guiding
Priced from: $49
Take a breathtaking guided trip on the West Coast's longest and less crowded glacier amidst... . . . .
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Fox Glacier Guiding
Franz Josef Heli-Rafting
Priced from: $595
Often Described as 'New Zealand's Grand Canyon', the West Coast's awesome granite gorges provide you... . . . .
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Franz Josef Heli-Rafting
On yer bike adventures ltd
Priced from: $115
Mud-tastic offroad adventures for all ages and abilities driving your own quad bikes or offroad... . . . .
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On yer bike adventures ltd
Wild West Adventure Company
Priced from: $125
Booking with the Wild West Adventure Company assures you of realistic and reliable advice. Sixteen... . . . .
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Wild West Adventure Company
Precision Helicopters Ltd - Hokitika
Priced from: $450
Backed with over 20 years industry experience, you can trust PHL to deliver safe, reliable... . . . .
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Precision Helicopters Ltd - Hokitika
Hokitika Heli-Rafting
Priced from: $449
Often Described as 'New Zealand's Grand Canyon', the West Coast's awesome granite gorges provide you... . . . .
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Hokitika Heli-Rafting

West Coast New Zealand Water Activities For more great "West Coast Water Activities" options, visit the Great New Zealand Travel Guide. Thousands of nationwide searchable links.

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