Discover the byways, history and stories of the West Coast as you travel along miners’ trails to coal and gold rush towns and to where precious pounamu is found. Karamea, Okarito Lagoon and the TranzAlpine train are special highlights.

7 day / 6 night tour departing Auckland, with stays in Karamea, Punakaiki and Hokitika on the stunning West Coast of the South Island

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Tour Price

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$3690 pp twin
$4290 pp single
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General Inclusions

  • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
  • Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours Kiwi guide.
  • Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place".
  • Return airfares ex Auckland.

All Meals Are Included

  • All breakfasts(B)
  • All lunches (L) including special lunches at the Bay House, Tauranga Bay; Monteith’s Brewery,Greymouth.
  • All dinners (D)

All Activities & Entrance Fees Are Included

  • Stay on the seafront at Punakaiki & Hokitika Hotels
  • Visit Denniston where coal was first mined in 1879.
  • Visit the Oparara Basin in Kahurangi National Park.
  • Ride the Nile River Canyon train at Charleston.
  • View the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
  • Cruise on the Okarito Lagoon in search of birdlife.
  • Visit Franz Josef Glacier village.
  • Take the renowned TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch.

Included Sightseeing & Exploring

  • At Kawatiri Junction take a stroll through a historic railway tunnel.
  • Walk in a nikau forest at the start of the Heaphy Track.
  • See the Oparara limestone arches.
  • Visit Reefton, the first town lit by electric street lights.
  • Blackball at the foot of the Paparoa Range is the home of Unionism.
  • Visit the Brunner Mine memorial.
  • Take a short walk to the seal colony at Tauranga Bay.
  • Follow pounamu and gold trails of the Arahura River to Blue Spur and Lake Kaniere.
  • In Hokitika browse artisan galleries selling pounamu, gold, glass, paua, copper, stone, ruby rock and even socks.
  • We visit Ross, renowned for a 3.09kg gold nugget found there in 1909.

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