Activities

Information including activities and events in the Westport, Punakaiki and Greymouth area.

Punakaiki Canoes

Suitable for all abilities, a paddle on the Pororari River through lush rainforest in the Paparoa National Park. Prices from $35 per person.
www.riverkayaking.co.nz

Paparoa Horse Treks

Horse trekking – beach riding, river crossings, spectacular scenery. Horses and rides to suit all abilities. Or ride the Valley Train – 8 wheeled amphibious vehicle – Nature tours into the magnificent Punakaiki valley.
www.pancake-rocks.co.nz

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre

Call in and see what Punakaiki has to offer. Bush walks, adventure activities, weather and track information, a selection of conservation products and informative displays. Open seven days.
www.doc.govt.nz

On yer bike! 4WD bike adventures

Offroad adventures for all ages. Set in a backdrop of lush West Coast rainforest, brace yourself for the off road adventure of a lifetime. Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand.
www.onyerbike.co.nz

Buller Adventure Tours

White Water Rafting, Heli Rafting, Jet Boating, Horse Trekking and even an Argo 8 X 8 Safari. Come and play in the beauty of the West Coast of New Zealand.
www.adventuretours.co.nz

Barrytown Knifemaking Workshops

Make your own handforged knife. One day workshop with Steven and Robyn Martin.
www.barrytownknifemaking.com

Underworld Adventures

Eco-adventures in the Paparoa National Park. From Rainforest Train rides, Glow Worm Cave tours, Underworld Rafting and Adventure Caving tours. Exciting adventures in the underworld. Charleston.
www.caverafting.com

Shantytown Heritage Park

Become part of living history in a gold mining town. Steam train, gold panning and fun exploration for all ages. Greymouth.
www.shantytown.co.nz

Conservation Volunteers

A rewarding experience tree planting and habitat restoration. Learning what it takes to be part of a coastal restoration project. Punakaiki.
www.conservationvolunteers.co.nz

Golden Sands Wagon Tours

Horse and wagon beach tour. Gem stone collecting, damper bread, boiling the billy over an open fire, wildlife spotting and photography. Barrytown.
www.wagontours.co.nz

Nature Tours

Specialised guided tours around Paparoa National Park. Informative guide with stories about the history, culture, geology, flora and fauna of this stunning area. Punakaiki.
www.naturestours.co.nz

Monteiths Brewery

Newly refurbished brewery. Guided tour experience including the traditions and heritage of Monteiths, along with tastings of our local beers. Greymouth.
www.monteiths.co.nz

West Coast Surfing

Surfing for both first timers, as well as providing world class waves for the more experienced surfers. Board hire, lessons for new surfers and coaching for the more advanced levels. Tauranga Bay.
www.wcsurf.co.nz