Kayaking, Canoeing and Rafting Guide

by TrueNZ Guides

West Coast

West Coast kayaking, canoeing and rafting

About the West Coast, New Zealand

Taste possum pie at Pukekura, pan for gold in Shantytown, hike the glacier at Fox or Franz Josef, there’s just so much to do in this magical part of New Zealand.

If you are lucky enough to travel the West Coast on one of its crystal clear days, don’t miss the opportunity to take a scenic flight up and over the mountains, you won’t believe the sights!

The northern end of this wild, historic coast has a special micro climate. Here you can venture onto the famed Heaphy Track or just enjoy the majestic native bush.

View the wonderful natural forest from above with a treetops walk or try some white water rafting.

No one should drive past the incredible rock formations at Punakaiki without stopping to marvel, and if time allows take a day walk into the Paparoa National Park.

Glacier Country Tours and Kayaks

Franz Josef

Based in the resort town of Franz Josef

Based in the resort town of Franz Josef Glacier, we are dedicated to providing the complete National Park experience for visitors to our region. The village is the service and accommodation centre for the `Te Waihi Pounamu World Heritage Park`, which is a series of largely unmodified and unique eco-systems from the highest points of New Zealand to the pounding surf of the Tasman Sea.

The principals of this service are passionate about providing a quality experience of appreciation of the reason the region is held in such high regard. With eight years guiding experience in the re

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Phone: +64 (03) 752 0230
Freephone: 0800 423 262
Address: Rainforest Retreat, 46 Cron St. Franz Josef.





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Check out the West Coast accommodation page of the New Zealand B&B guide, which includes bed and breakfast's, farmstays, homestays, vineyard stays and self-catering accommodation. Or perhaps you would prefer luxury accommodation in west coast?


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