Okarito and Whataroa
Okarito and Whataroa are small settlements on the West Coast. The Okarito Lagoon is New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland covering 3,240 hectares of shallow water. The area is a ‘must-explore’ if you are interested in birds and there is so much more to offer as well. The rugged Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana dominate the landscape inland, with the impressive expanse of the estuarine Ōkārito Lagoon along the coast. more
For those who like history, there is former gold town to explore. For walkers there are wetland, coastal or trig station walks close by and challenging tramps up the Whataroa Valley. To get your fill of birds, spend time on the lagoon or visit the white heron colony in the Waitangi Roto Nature Reserve.
The farming community of Whataroa is blessed with expansive views of the mountains, glacial rivers and lakes across farmland fringed with native forest."
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Mobile-friendly - Franz Josef Wilderness Tours is teamed with an awesome crew from a range of backgrounds. Take a kayak or paddleboard trip with glacier and mountain views or a small personalized cruise to explore the waterways of Lake Mapourika! Fish for Brown Trout or wild sea run Salmon with a local fishing guide. Mountain bikes, stand-up-paddleboards, kayaks hire available.
Westland Tai Poutini National Park is located in 'glacier country' on the west coast of New Zealand. Dramatic contrasts mark with area with dense rainforests, grasslands, steep forested slopes, glaciers (Fox Glacier and Franz Joesph Glacier are the most well known), scenic lakes and rivers. The spectacular State Highway Six weaves its way through the edge of the park.
Mobile-friendly - Studio units and self-contained motels. Peaceful and affordable... no helicopter noise but just a short drive and you can take a sightseeing flight up to the glaciers - we can arrange the bookings for you. Guided rainforest tours and visit to New Zealand's only white heron (Kotuku) nesting colony.
Mobile-friendly - Visit NZ's only White Heron (Kotuku) nesting colony. This beautiful bird breeds in a secret location in one of the most romantic places—in the Waitangiroto nature reserve —part of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage area. Seeing these splendid birds is a rare sight and visiting their breeding ground, a truly unique experience. Learn about this rare bird and its nesting habits.
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Dr Jeckll & Mr Hyde - Mystery Theatre
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Address: 10 Brougham Street, Westport, Buller
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 29th November 2023
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
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Address: 58 Seddon Street, Kumara, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
To: 9:30pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
Che Fu & King Kapisi As Hedlok / Hokitika
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Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
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Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th January 2024
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 24th January 2024
Westport Gypsy Fair
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Where: Westport Trotting Club, Westport, Buller
Address: 15 Derby St, Westport, Buller
From: 9:00am on Saturday 2nd March 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024
Greymouth Gypsy Fair 2024
The Annual Gypsy Fair returns to Karoro Domain, Greymouth. The travelling fair has been going for over 30+ years across the North and South Islands of NZ. Come and check out the funky stalls and some of our cool ...
Where: Karoro Domain, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Miro Street, Greymouth, Grey
From: 9:00am on Saturday 9th March 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 10th March 2024
International Conference on Craniofacial Surgery
The Craniofacial Surgery Conference is the premier global event where leading medical professionals and experts convene annually to advance the field. It's a hub of innovation, uniting surgeons, researchers, and ...
Where: Millennium Hotel Paris Charles De Gaulle, Ross, West Coast
Address: Allee du Verger Roissy, Paris, France- 95700.
From: 9:00am on Thursday 21st March 2024
To: 6:00pm on Friday 22nd March 2024