HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike through Franz Josef Glacier
  • Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki
  • Beach exploration at famous West Coast spots
  • Awesome remote & social accommodation

 

west coast tour

The West Coast of the South Island brings glaciers and beaches together for a truly unique experience. We start our journey up the coast at the Franz Josef glacier, a mighty field of ice touching dense and vibrant temperate forest. After a night in the township we head further north to see the famous pancake rocks at Punakaiki, followed by a guided walk to explore impressive caves and archways. Get your cameras ready! The beach is one of the most photographed spots on the South Island, with brilliant explosions from blowholes going off at high tide. We’ll spend the night in Greymouth, a historic gold and coal mining town that is now the largest on the West Coast. The final day takes us back to the sea at Haast Beach, where we’ll spend a few hours exploring before heading back to Queenstown.  

  

DETAILS 

Length

3 days

Start/Finish 

Depart: 6:30 am from O'Connells Mall | 6:15 am from Frankton Bus Shelter on Day 1

Return: 7:00 pm to Frankton Bus Shelter | 7:15 pm to O'Connells Mall on Day 3

Meals

Breakfast will be provided. All other meals can be purchased, or you can choose to bring your own

Accommodation

Holiday Park

Bring

  • Food and snacks
  • Overnight bag
    • Clothes for three days
    • Toiletries, etc.
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Warm Jacket
  • Rain Jacket
  • Sturdy shoes for walking
  • Gloves and hat if cold
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Group size

8-19

Difficulty

A leisurely exploration and tour

Optional

Franz Josef Heli-Hike: $429

Franz Josef guided kayak tour: $100