Guaranteed viewing of North Island Brown Kiwi in their nocturnal house. Often you can see our kiwi birds up close and watch them foraging for . . . More . . .
The Hokitika Glass Studio is a family business established in 1989. Glass-blowing skills originating in Sweden have been passed on and are now utilised by . . . More . . .
Located just 3 minutes from Hokitika township on the Historical Blue Spur Goldfields, capturing majestic views of the Southern Alps, Tasman Sea and breathtaking sunsets. . . . More . . .
An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. . . . More . . .
Welcome to Wilderness Wings. Come and experience the wonder of the Southern Alps. Fly across the Twin Lakes, over goldmines, deer farms and native forest, . . . More . . .
STUNNING AUTHENTIC NZ MADE SOUVENIRSWalk into our shop & into a world of Paua, Gems and Jade, all genuine and made by our talented artists, . . . More . . .
The West Coast has a number of extraordinary walks showcasing some of New Zealand’s most untamed and iconic sights. From a ten-minute stroll to a . . . More . . .
As found West Coast gold nuggets and flakes crafted into stunning jewellery.?Westland's rich gold-mining story comes to life as beautiful gold nugget jewellery crafted from . . . More . . .
Westland Greenstone specialises in the design and manufacture of quality New Zealand Jade jewellery, sculptures and ornaments. We produce a wide range of traditional and . . . More . . .
Drive the length of the South Island, skirting the West Coast and traversing through the Southern Alps, and experience bountiful roadtripping at its very best. Read the story . . .
Do what the locals do in Westland. Read the story . . .
Like an unfurling, white dragon, the Franz Josef Glacier flexes and curves between steep-walled valleys. Māori named it Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere – tears of the Avalanche Girl. Read the story . . .
Back in the 1800s dance halls and shooting-galleries, barmaids and ladies of ‘relaxed virtue’ all crowded along Hokitika’s golden mile, vying to entertain the hundreds of diggers. Read the story . . .
Low-slung clouds obscure the landscape and as we drive closer, it turns to rain, veiling the steeply rising hills. Moody is a good word for this part of the country. Read the story . . .
Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring. Read the story . . .
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In Hokitika, locals celebrate their remote and rugged surrounds in the form of questionable cuisine. Read the story . . .