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Explore the best the West Coast has to offer in 6 days!

Experience the Ultimate Getaway

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Experience the heartland of New Zealand in the best way possible, combine fun and adventure with spectacular sights, great food and heaps to do, right here on the West Coast of New Zealand.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Train ride from Christchurch to Greymouth via the TranzAlpine

  • 6 Day Rental Car Hire

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at the Kingsgate Hotel (Breakfast included)

  • 2 Hour "Wilderness Explorer" Off-Roading Buggy tour at On Yer Bike Adventures including:

    • 2 Hour Buggy Adventure (usually $280) - $196 / 30% DISCOUNT

    • Photos & Video footage - $67 Value / FREE

    • Logo Printed High Speed USB 3.0 Drive - $23 Value / FREE

    • Private Tour Guide - $79 Value / FREE

  • Day pass into Shantytown Heritage Park including:

    • Gold Panning Experience

    • Steam Train Ride

    • Real Gold Souvenir

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at the Punakaiki Hydrangea Cottages

  • Cave Rafting with Underworld Adventures

  • Entry to the Treetop Walkway Hokitika

  • Scenic Boat Cruise with Scenic Waterways Hokitika

  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hokitika 

  • Detailed Itinerary customized for your specific adventure including dates and times for your adventures

  • Full Customer Support

Departure: Your adventure begins from the Christchurch train station. If you are arriving by plane you will need to arrange your own transport there.
Itinerary Overview

Christchurch to Greymouth

Take a Ride on the World Famous TransApline Train

day 1

Your adventure starts on the world famous TranzApline Train traveling to Greymouth! Upon arrival your Rental Car will be ready to take away.

 

You can now explore the town, check out some of the amazing things to see and do nearby, or kick back, relax, or enjoy a drink at the bar inside your Pre-Booked Quality Accommodation at the Kingsgate Hotel.

Be sure to check out Greymouth in the Destinations page for some of the Must Do's in the area.

Greymouth

Through the Authentic West Coast Rain-Forest

day 2

Just a 6 minute drive from your hotel adventure awaits at On Yer Bike Adventures where you'll depart on the 2 Hour "Wilderness Explorer Tour" You'll be taken deep into the beautifully preserved native rainforest, over mountains, across streams, and through copious amounts of mud! There's not a better, more Authentic West Coast Adventure than this!

Once you return from your adventure,  its off to Shantytown where you'll go see the Heritage Park and it's exhibits, take a Steam Train Ride up into the rainforest, get taught how to Pan Gold - you'll even get to take a Souvenir of Real Gold home for yourself!

After you're all done, you can chill out and relax in the Kingsgate Hotel for another night of Superb Accommodation, or if you're feeling up to it, you can check out some of the Galleries, Historic sites, or spectacular Free Walks close by in Greymouth.

Greymouth to Punakaiki

Journey up the Spectacular West Coast Road

day 3

After your enjoying your Hotel Breakfast and checking out of the Kingsgate Hotel, its time to journey from Greymouth to Punakaiki on the one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in the World!

The Famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes are just a 20 minute loop walk close by to your Pre-Booked Accommodation at the Punakaiki Hydrangea Cottages.

You may like to spend the entire day in Punakaiki checking out some other world class short walks such as the Truman Track or the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes, or you haven't checked off everything you want to do in Greymouth you may want to spend the morning in Greymouth and head over to Punakaiki in the afternoon - It's up to you!

Punakaiki, Charleston

Explore the Underground Caves in Charleston

day 4

Arise and shine and get ready for a day with Underworld Adventures for a superb 4 hour Black Water Rafting adventure in the enormous Nile River Cave System deep in the ‘Untamed Natural Wilderness’ of the Paparoa National Park.

You'll take the Nile River Rainforest Train through lush rain forest, exploring an enormous untouched cave system decorated with a breathtaking assemblage of pristine stalactites and stalagmites.

 

A short walk leads you to the cave entrances high above the Nile River. You will enter a hidden subterranean world leaving the daylight behind to explore the caves, cross huge chambers, follow a maze like system of passages and wander through the multi-leveled cave system. Enriched with illustrations, explanations and stories you will descend to the bottom level of the cave where the water guides you through magical galaxies of glow-worms.

After your Epic Adventure with Underworld Adventures, you'll head back in the afternoon to Punakaiki for another night in the Luxurious Hydrangea Cottages.

Hokitika

Up the Mahanipua Creek

day 5

Get ready for a big day in Hokitika, you'll be able to enjoy the magnificent drive back down the Coast Road to Hokitika before experiencing the Treetop Walkway. 

The Treetop Walks is just 15 minutes from Hokitika. Experience life with the birds, high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. 

Once you've allowed yourself enough time to experience the incredible scenery at the treetop walkway, you'll have plenty of time to check out some other highly recommended places in Hokitika such as:

In the afternoon, we've booked you in to experience the stunning Eco Boat Cruise up the Mahinapua Creek.

Relax to the birdsong tranquility as you take in the scenery; the mirror finished lake amid ancient Rimu and Kamahi trees with the snow-capped mountains in the distance.

You'll have another night at one of the Luxury Cottages complete with En Suite and included Breakfast at Hokitika Scenic Waterways.

Greymouth

One Last Look Around

day 6

Get up early for one last look around Hokitika, or enjoy a sleep-in at your Quality Accommodation before Breakfast and heading back up the Coast Road to return your Rental Car in Greymouth. 

 

If you booked a return ticket back to Christchurch with your Adventure Package you will depart back to Christchurch via the TranzAlpine train in the early afternoon.