11 - 13 September 2018

West Coast Events Centre, Shantytown Heritage Park, 316 Rutherglen Road, Greymouth Māwhera  |   See Map

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EXPERIENCE THE WEST COAST UNTAMED NATURAL WILDERNESS

Punakaiki Blow Holes & Pancake Rocks Tour - Punakaiki, the World famous Coast road is rated one of the top 10 Coastal drives in the World. Home to the Pancake Rocks, where the sea, wind and geological change have shaped the landscape evolving into a fascinating stack of limestone rocks and mesmerising blow holes.

Includes Truman Track.

 

Allow 3.5 hours.

 

Cost: FOC

 

Sunday 09th Sept 2pm

Tuesday 11th Sept 9am

 

Pick Up: Greymouth Railway Station, Ashley & Kingsgate Hotels

Walking shoes and warm clothes, rain jacket etc

PUNAKAIKI BLOW HOLES & PANCAKE ROCKS TOUR

Take the TranzAlpine Train to Lake Brunner (Moana) and stay at Hotel Lake Brunner in a studio suite apartment with views of this pristine rainforest glacier lake.

 

Enjoy the peaceful surroundings, short walk to the glow worms in the evening and wonder across the swing bridge to listen to the bird life.

Catch the train the next day to Greymouth to continue on your exploration of the Greymouth.

 

Sunday 09th Sept at 8.15am depart Christchurch Station for Moana.

Monday 10th Sept at 12.06pm depart Moana Station for Greymouth.

 

Cost: $79 for two persons studio suite (3 available) or $179 two bedroom apartment sleep 4 (2 apartments available).

 

Preference given to South Island delegates.

 

Includes free continental breakfast and a drink voucher.

LAKE BRUNNER OVERNIGHTER

Walk amongst the tree tops, with the beautiful views of majestic Lake Mahinapua and listen to the bird song. Then visit Hokitika Gorge, which is a popular tourists spot with the vibrant blue water and tranquil setting, a must do on the West Coast. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on a waterway full of history and wildlife. Hot cuppa included!

 

Lunch stop in Hokitika and a spot of shopping! Lunch and shopping at own cost.

 

Allow Full Day, 9am – 5pm

 

Cost: FOC

 

Sunday 09th Sept

Monday 10th Sept

 

Walking shoes and warm clothes, rain jacket etc

TREE TOP WALKWAY, HOKITIKA GORGE & WEST COAST SCENIC WATERWAYS

Our best of the West Tour will see you spend the day out and about exploring the Punakaiki Blow Holes & Pankcake Rocks, the Tree Top Walkway and the Hokitika Gorge.

 

Includes a lunch stop at Hokitika. Lunch is not included.

 

Allow full day 9am to 5pm

 

Cost: FOC

 

Monday 10th Sept

 

Walking shoes and warm clothes, rain jacket etc

 

 

BEST OF THE WEST

Enjoy a two hour Bush n Bog Track. Combine beautiful scenery with an adventure exploring the heart of the local native forest. Take a ride through our famous lake-sized mud puddles! Refreshment stop included!  Approx 12km. Cost from $99.50+ single buggy.

 

One hour Enchanted Forest Journey. Surrounded by beautiful tall trees, lush greenery and flowing streams, the one hour Enchanted Forest tour takes you through the farmlands before heading into an untouched rainforest.  Approx 8km. Cost from $72.50+ single buggy.

 

Options; single buggy, double buggy, 4 seater buggy and 6 seater buggy.

 

Sunday 09th Sept 2pm

Tuesday 11th Sept 9am

ON YER BIKE OFF ROAD ADVENTURES!

Travel via the famous Coast Road - one of the top 10 coastal drives in the World - to Charleston where your Underworld Adventure beings! Take a tranquil rainforest train ride to the Nile River Glow Worm Cave. For an awe-inspiring experience, this is one of the few caves in the World that you can walk through in its natural and unspoilt state.

Choose from a guided cave walk through experience, 3.5 hours or the tubing experience, 4 hours, both let you explore the cave system.

Suitable for all who are able to walk on uneven surfaces and are water confident if floating out beneath surreal galaxies of Glow Worms.

 

Supply your own lunch or purchase from café on site.

Full Day Tour 8am – 4pm

Monday 10th Sept 2018

 

Cost: FOC

Don’t forget your swimmers and towel, wet suits supplied

and hot drink!

 

UNDERWORLD ADVENTURES GLOW WORM CAVE EXPERIENCE

Travel the famous Coast Road to Westport where you will be greeted by a guide and visit Cape Foulwind, a short walk that takes you from Tauranga Bay along a rocky headland to a viewpoint overlooking a New Zealand fur seal breeding colony. Panels along the track tell stories of Māori history, sea voyages and early explorers.

From there visit Coaltown Museum and have a bite for lunch before heading to the famous Denniston Mine Heritage site, where the book Denniston Rose came from.

 

Lunch at own cost.

 

Full Day – 8am – 4pm

 

Monday 10th Sept 2018

 

Cost: FOC

 

Walking shoes and warm clothes, rain jacket etc

 

BULLER SPECTACULAR

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Visit Brunner Mine Site, a heritage site of national significance. It was NZ’s most productive 19th century coal mine and the site of the country’s worst mining disaster. Its archaeological remains offer an outstanding example of our nations industrial heritage.

 

Then head out to Lake Brunner for a scenic boat cruise and bush walks. Cross the swing bridge and enjoy the lake shore.

 

Option for lunch at Hotel Lake Brunner available. Lunch at own cost.

Allow 4 hours

 

Cost: FOC

 

Tuesday 11th Sept 9am

 

Bring walking shoes, warm clothes & a raincoat.

 

BRUNNER MINE SITE &

LAKE BRUNNER

Learn about the process of brewing beer with a tour at Monteith’s Brewery. Gain access to in behind the scenes where you are taken through a step by step process followed by beer tasting!

 

Sunday & Monday - 4.30pm & 6pm

 

Cost: FOC

 

Independent famil, the brewery is a 10 minute walk from the CBD.

 

MONTEITHS BREWERY TOURS

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Take a bike and explore the West Coast Wilderness Trail which starts/ends at the Greymouth Railway Station. Bike along the floodwall with river views, around the fishing port and down to the ocean front and head South following the trail markers.

 

Make your way back along the trail in your own time or travel back along via the road. A nice way to see more of surrounding Greymouth suburbs.

 

This is an independent famil so ensure you are confident of riding a bike and navigating your way along the trail.

 

Suggest 3-4 hours for this activity depending on your fitness level.

 

Cost: FOC

 

WEST COAST WILDERNESS TRAIL

This truly is a treat! Spend a night at Scenic Hotel and a night at Waonui Forest Retreat. Breakfast (both mornings) and free wi-fi is included. Led by a professional guide, experience a Heli Hike tour taking you up to the Glacier for a three hour hike. Visit our native Kiwi bird at the Wildlife Centre and the soak in the Glacier Hot Pools at the end of your day. Three Day Tour - Limited Spaces

 

Depart Intercity 1.30pm Friday 14th Sept, return Intercity Sunday 16th Sept at 1.15pm into Greymouth.

 

NOTE: Connections with the TranzAlpine Train depart 2.05pm to Christhchurch or option to fly out of Hokitika with Air NZ that evening. No Shuttle service to Christchurch

 

Cost $489.50 single person or twin share a room for

$359.50 per person, over 70% off retail rate for this package!

 

LUXURY GLACIER

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The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for authentic, interactive fun and provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for visitors of all ages – there’s hours of fun here for everyone.

We are located next to Christchurch International Airport and open every day of the year from 9am – 5.30pm. You’ll visit ‘Antarctica’ the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins!  There’s also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D, plus heaps more!

 

It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!

 

This is an independent famil for i-SITE delegates travelling to conference via Christchurch.

 

Cost: FOC

 

INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE

1 Lake Brunner Overnighter 2 Punakaiki Blow Holes & Pancake Rocks 4 Best of the west 5 on yer bike off road adventures 6 Underworld adventures glow worm cave experience 7 Buller Spectacular 10 West Coast Wilderness Trail 11 International Antarctic centre 12 Luxury Glacier Spectacular 3 Tree Top Walkway, Hokitika Gorge & West Coast Sc 8 Brunner Mine Site & Lake Brunner 9 Monteiths brewery tours