Westland: land of ice dragons

Some locals say that people who move to Westland are either running away or in search of something.


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Fox Glacier TOP 10 Holiday Park

Fox Glacier Holiday Park & Motels has ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS TO SUIT ALL NEEDS. These include park motels, self-contained units, cabins, 14-room lodge, power sites and . . . More . . . 

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Hanmer Springs: alpine adventures and indulgence

There’s only one thing better than lounging in soft mineral water heated by thermal springs and that’s lying in soft mineral water heated by thermal springs when the ground around you is covered with snow and there’s a biting southerly blowing down from the tops. Read the story . . . 

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Ascot Motor Lodge

Experience the hospitality and attractions of the Buller region with its adventure activities, unique natural beauty and fascinating history. Ascot Motor Lodge is located in . . . More . . . 

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Rainforest Holiday Park

Nestled in 6 acres of idyllic native bush, centrally located in the heart of Franz Josef Village, Rainforest Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation options. . . . More . . . 

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South Westland: a wonder of the world

If you want the sandfly experience in a UNESCO World Heritage area, then you’ll just have to go to South Westland writes John McCrystal. Read the story . . . 

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Sunset Motel Fox Glacier

Luxury accommodation in Fox Glacier with mountain views from every room of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.Designed with large glass frontages for the best views . . . More . . . 

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Denniston Dog Cafe & Bar

Here at the Denniston Dog we major on food you love to eat, prepared well; be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, we have something for everyone. . . . More . . . 

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Westland: land of ice dragons

Adventurist and author Paul Hersey spent two years living in the remote coastal settlement of Okarito, at a time of finding his feet and starting over. And for that, the Coast proved the perfect place.  Read the story . . . 

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The Westhaven

Get it all in one place!You want comfortable, inviting and modern accommodation? Great service? Great location? Freebies? New Zealand at it's most spectacular? Welcome to . . . More . . . 

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Westland Tai Poutini National Park: ancient ice

Westland Tai Poutini is an area of majestic primeval vistas: snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers, forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands . . . Read the story . . . 

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Glacier View Motel

RURAL SETTING JUST NORTH OF FRANZ JOSEF TOWNSHIP. Glacier View Motel is 2.5km north of the town centre of Franz Josef and offers guests a . . . More . . . 

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The Blue Pools of Haast Pass

Maori knew about the glacial defile between the coastal flats of South Westland and the high tussock-land surrounding the southern lakes from their expeditions in search of pounamu, or the campaigns mounted by northern iwi to kick southern iwi butt, and vice-versa. Read the story . . . 

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Paparoa Park Motel

Set in a quiet coastal bush environment, overlooking Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and close by Paparoa National Park, a worthwhile location between Nelson and the glaciers . . . More . . . 

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Waiau Glacier Coast Marine Reserve

Fed by two lagoons and the Waiho River, the Waiau Glacier Coast Marine Reserve forms a protective buffer for these waterways and wetlands. It lies alongside parts of Westland Tai Poutini National Park and Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.   Read the story . . . 

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