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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.
Franz Josef B&B, Homestay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $280 to $380 per couple
5 kms drive from Franz Josef township and 10 kms drive from the glacier.
Find the best of both worlds in our accommodation with uninterrupted views from your room of glaciers, sheer mountain peaks, forests, farmland and native gardens Yet nearby lies lively Franz Josef Glacier village. The grounds at Ribbonwood B & B provide habitat for New Zealand's native birds.
Address: Ribbonwood Retreat