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West Coast Natural Encounters & Eco Tours

Eco RaftingFox Glacier GuidingKea West Coast ToursNational Kiwi CentreWaiatoto River Safari Ltd

 Punakaiki
 Granity
 Franz Josef
 Ikamatua
 Karamea
 Reefton
 Blackball
 Barrytown
 Westport
 Carters Beach
 Inangahua
 Waimangaroa
 Moana
 Kumara
 Greymouth
 Runanga
 Hokitika
 Ross
 Harihari
 Whataroa
 Okatito
 Fox Glacier
 Franz Josef Glacier
 Haast
 Mount Cook
 Tekapo
 Lake Tekapo
 Lake Pukaki
 Ashburton
 Darfield

Eco Rafting

Rafting eco tours on the West Coast of New ZealandDescription: Scenic float Eco Tours, visit some of the most spectacular places NZ has to offer, wildlife viewing and informative guides. Learn about the early pioneers and the local Moari tribes that lived in this harsh and beautiful environment.

Something for all ages, from gentle scenic floats to adrenalin pumping action. Heli access options available as well as multi day adventures with riverside camping.

We have over 10 years experience on the coast and are very flexible, let us know what sort of trip you would like and we will organize an adventure to suit.

Location: West Coast, South Island

Eco adventures, wildlife viewing and informative guides
Contact person(s): Joshua MArcotte
Address: Hokitika/Greymouth
Postal Address: PO Box 211, Greymouth
Mobile Phone: 021 523 426
Freephone: 0508 669 675
Email: info@ecorafting.co.nz
Website: www.ecorafting.co.nz

Comments: We offer free pick up and drop off in Greymouth/Hokitika, we are a short drive north of the Glaciers.


Fox Glacier Guiding

Fox Glacier Guiding on the West Coast of the South IslandDescription: We have a long guiding history on Fox Glacier; (guided walks first started in 1928) those years of accumulated knowledge and experience mean we are able to guide you with complete confidence. You can rest assured we take your safety and comfort very seriously. Heli Hikes, Heli Ice Climbing, a leisurely walk to the face or a more challenging full day or over night Chancellor Dome Heli-Trek, there is something for everyone. The amazing ice formations are continually changing as this mighty river of ice grinds it’s way 12 km from the southern alps to the valley floor.

Location: Fox Glacier, South Westland.
Season: Everyday except Christmas day.

Contact person(s): All of our friendly customer service staff
Address: Main Road, Fox Glacier.
Postal Address: P.O Box 38, Fox Glacier.
Phone: +64 3 751 0825
Freephone: 0800 111 600
Fax: +64 3 751 0857
Email: info@foxguides.co.nz
Website: www.foxguides.co.nz

Comments: We provide all equipment for our glacier walks and most equipment for our longer trips. Licensed Cafe, Hobnail Souvenir Retail, NZ Post Agency, Intercity bus, Atomic Shuttles, Helicopter Flights all available in our base building on the main street in Fox Glacier.


Kea West Coast Tours

Description: Scenic nature tours of the West Coast of the South Island. Visit such renowned places as Punakaiki and the Pancake Rocks, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and beautiful Lake Matheson, some of the historic pubs and places of the Grey Valley on our "Monteith's Heritage Trail" tour and a must for all visitors to the Coast, our "Shantytown Goldstrike" tour.

All tours in modern comfortable air-conditioned vehicles. We pride ourselves on providing tours that are interesting, informative and fun - we'd love to have you join us!

Location: Based in Greymouth, West Coast.
Season: All year round

Contact person(s): Matt or Linda Lysaght
Address: 152 Golf Links Rd., Greymouth, New Zealand.
Phone: +64 3 768 9292
Mobile Phone: 025 228 4422
Freephone: 0800 532 868
Fax: +64 3 768 0492
Email: info@keatours.co.nz
Website: www.keatours.co.nz

Comments: We pick up and deliver clients from their accommodation within Greymouth. All tours are coordinated to suit the arrival and departure times of the TranzAlpine We are also available for charter groups and special interest tours any where in the South Island.


National Kiwi Centre

Description: View New Zealands wonderful Kiwi Birds doing what they do naturally in our nocturnal house sited in the heart of Hokitika`s business district.

Be part of Kiwi conservation by visiting, as a portion of the entrance fee is donated to conservation projects.

Location: [map here] Revell St, Hokitika
Season: 365 Days

Contact person(s): Jacquie Grant
Address: 64 Tancred Street
Phone: +64 3 755 5251
Fax: +64 3 755 8904
Email: natkiwi@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.thenationalkiwicentre.co.nz


Waiatoto River Safari Ltd

Description: The Waiatoto River Safari is New Zealands only Sea to Mountain Jetboat Safari. Join an experienced team to embark on a fantastic journey into the heart of the South West World Heritage Area - Te Wahi pounamu. The Waiatoto River is a well kept secret among West Coasters. A combination of many different types of River terrain and scenic splendour.

The Safari is divided into three sections:
(1) Upstream - A laid back exploration of the valley with stops for photographs and commentary whichs covers many interesting facts of the geology and history of this remote region of South Westland.
(2) A short bush walk and nature interpretation. A chance to further photograph and be inspired by pristine, untouched surroundings.
(3) The ride home- A more up tempo journey demonstrating the amazing capabilities of New Zealands own Jet Boat with a little extra fun at no extra cost. The safari concludes with a visit to the Tasman Sea and a look in a hidden tributary of the Waiatoto Estuary.

Location: Haast (2 hours South of the Glaciers, 2 Hours North of Wanaka)
Season: From August 1st to April 31st

Contact person(s): Roger Crow
Address: The Red Barn, Haast Junction
Postal Address: P.O Box 7, Haast
Phone: +64 3 750 0001
Mobile Phone: 025 291 3953
Freephone: 0800 865 382
Fax: +64 3 750 0068
Email: info@riversafaris.co.nz
Website: www.riversafaris.co.nz

Comments: Other Services available (ie Hunting, fishing &tramping transport)
Please contact Waiatoto River Safaris for further information.




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