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Blackwater Rafting, Cave, Glow worms & Zipline Tour

Blackwater Cave RaftingDescription: How about floating through an underground galaxy world of glow-worms, experiencing the fun of rainforest river tubing with a cliff jump, a zip line (flying fox) or abseil?

Our Black Water Cave Rafting is a fun half day adventure that is quite unique, suitable for most people and takes you to a beautiful area of the South Island West Coast at Greymouth. The unusual cave environment with its thousands of glow-worms adds to a memorable experience.

You can up the adrenaline levels with a cliff jump, an abseil down to the top of the river tubing section or a zipline ride through the rainforest canyon to the start of the tubing. How about getting introduced to the local Taniwhas - Dragons of Maori Cave Legends? So make your money go further on your holiday by combining the zipline or abseil with this tour at a much lower cost rather than paying more when you do them separately. Includes showers, hot spa & free internet back at the base!

Location: [map here] Greymouth
Season: All year

Contact person(s): Paul Schramm
Address: 8 Whall Street, Greymouth
Phone: +64 3 768 6649
Freephone: 0508 286 877
Fax: +64 3 768 9149

Comments: Bookings essentialBlackwater Cave Rafting Greymouth

Buller Adventure Tours

quality adventures for all thrill levelsDescription: 23 years locally owned and operated, Buller Adventure Tours offers an exciting variety of personalised, quality adventures for all thrill levels on the wild West Coast.

Raft the big volume `Earthquake Slip` rapids in the Upper Buller Gorge. Consistent summer flows ensures this 11km section of the mighty Buller River is the most reliable and exciting Grade 4 whitewater in the country. With the emphasis on fun, participation and safety, river challenges include a 9m cliff jump, a Grade 2 swim rapid and inflatable kayak options. 2 3/4 to 3 hrs on river time followed by a delicious riverside lunch, this quality river rafting experience is fantastic value!

Experience a 1 1/4 hour jetboating adventure through the enchanting sub tropical forest of the Lower Buller Gorge. Skim the shallows, play in the pressure waves and flirt with the massive rocks and craggy overhangs of the mighty Buller River, then brace yourself for some breathtaking jetspins. This personlised and informative river journey is packed with variety and will prove to be a holiday highlight.

Huge amounts of fun to be had on the latest, lightweight and easy to handle Suzuki LTZ250 Sport Quads. Fantastic terrain includes twisting native bush trails, sandy river beaches, creek crossings and moderate to steep climbs and descents. This 1 3/4 hour quad bike safari can be catered to suit all abilities from an easy going scenic tour to a challenging and adventurous ride.

Location: [map here] 8km from Westport on State Highway 6, Lower Buller Gorge

Easy to handle Suzuki LTZ250 Sport Quads
Contact person(s): Sandra Henderson & Neil Dougherty
Address: Buller Gorge Rd, SH6, Westport
Postal Address: Private Bag, Buller Gorge Rd, SH6, Westport
Phone: (03) 789 7286
Freephone: 0800 69 7286
Fax: (03) 789 8104

Comments: Pick up/drop off service for Westport
Visa and mastercard accepted
Multi trip discounts available

Also check out our horse trekking opportunities on the TrueNZ Guide to Horse Trekking, West Coast page here

Eco Rafting Adventures NZ

Exciting whitewater raftingDescription: We are the heli-rafting specialists found on the West Coast, South
Island, NZ.

  • Heli Rafting
  • Heli Canyoning
  • Multi day expeditions
  • Adventure Fishing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Scenic Floats
  • Family Rafting.

Pick ups from Greymouth and Hokitika.

Location: [map here] Greymouth and Hokitika
Season: September to May

Contact person(s): Joshua Marcotte
Address: Hokitika
Postal Address: P.O Box 211, Greymouth
Mobile Phone: 021 523 426
Freephone: 0508 669 675
Fax: +64 3 736 9593

Comments: Cheapest heli rafting in the country. All guides are fully licensed, experienced professionals.

Norwest Adventures Ltd

Norwest Adventures LtdDescription: UNDERWORLD RAFTING:
A cave rafting adventure in the Paparoa National Park. Walk thru' rich rain forest, explore a paradise of stalactites, float thru' incredible Glow-worm lit grottos & tube the Nile River Rapids. Suited to people with water confidence, 12yrs & over. Price $105pp.

ADVENTURE CAVING: Extreme caving at a level just before you need technical expertise. Abseil 120ft & explore an amazing cave. Squeezes, formation, & cascading waterways. Suited to fit active people. Price $220pp.

LOST WORLD GLOW WORM TOUR: One of New Zealand's finest eco tours. Explore the Metro Caves. Meander thru' lush rain forest, view an ancient Calcitic "wonderland" & "galaxies" of Glow-WormS!! Suits all. Price $55pp. Families (2a+2c) $170.

All Trips 9.00am & 2.30pm daily. Bookings essential. Phone (freephone) or visit our Web Page (details below).

Location: 20 minutes south of Westport on the main Coastal Highway to Punakaiki and Greymouth.
Season: All year - every day apart from Xmas Day.

Walk thru' rich rain forest
Contact person(s): Geoff Schurr
Address: State Highway 6, Charleston, West Coast.
Postal Address: 182 Queen Street, Westport.
Phone: +64 3 789 6686
Mobile Phone: 025 262 5149
Freephone: 0800 11 6686 (all hours)
Fax: +64 3 789 7956

Southern Guide Services Ltd

Wilderness fishing trips at Lake BrunnerDescription: Fly fishing guides offering wilderness camping trips, drift boats, and lodge accommodation at Lake Brunner.

Location: 2.5 hours from Christchurch airport, 25 minutes from Greymouth
Season: All year round

Contact person(s): Ben Kemp
Address: 109 Cashmere Bay Road, Te Kinga, Lake Brunner
Phone: +64 3 738 0822
Mobile Phone: 025 376 411
Fax: +64 3 738 0822

Comments: The TranzAlpine train departs Christchurch daily at 9am, reaching Greymouth at 1:30pm. We are happy to collect you from the railway station at Moana, or Greymouth. The TranzRail free phone for bookings is 0800 802 802. Alpine Coaches operate a daily bus service through Lake Brunner, departing daily from Christchurch at 2:45pm, arriving at the lake at 6pm. Return trips to Christchurch depart from the lake at 9am. Alpine Coaches can be contacted for bookings on free phone 0800 274 888.

The Homestead Farm Stay

Fully guided fishing in remote placesDescription: We invite you to our 120-year-old wooden Farm Homestead, set amongst mature oak trees in a rural setting on the bank of the Rough River in the province of Westland in the South Island of New Zealand.

There are five major rivers suitable for fishing all within a 15 minute drive from The Homestead, in addition to the river fishing directly on our property. Helicopter flights to upper reaches of the Rough River also are available direct from The Homestead. We can give you seven days of adventure - fully guided fishing in remote places, staying in musterers huts in an all inclusive package.

We can also offer a self-contained two-room unit for your sole use. It is attached to the Farm Homestead and consists of the Original Stable Block completely refurbished, with new native timbers. All meals are provided.

In addition, we have 10 quiet farm horses. No experience is needed, and all ages catered for. Treks are available from one hour to a full day along the banks of the Rough River -- beautiful scenery following old cattle and pack tracks through beech forest and river flats.

On The Farm: Sheep, cattle, horses, pigs.

Location: [map here] Ikamatua, Westland in the South Island of New Zealand

Helicopter flights to upper reaches of the Rough River also are available direct from The Homestead
Hosts: Bill and Jan Clayton
Address: Mirfins Road, Ikamatua, West Coast of the South Island
Postal Address: PO Box 4, Ikamatua
Phone: +64 3 732 3551

Comments: See more about our horsetrekking on The TrueNZ Guide to Horsetrekking, and about our farmstay on The TrueNZ Guide to Farmstay Accommodation - click here

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