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Things to see & do in Glacier Country - New Zealand

Franz Josef and Fox Glacier ..... These spectacular glaciers with it's combination of ice and temperate rainforest is a unique feature in New Zealand's glacier country, and flows almost to sea level. Of all the glaciers in New Zealand, Franz Josef is the steepest and the fastest moving. Guided glacier walks and scenic flights are available.

Things to see & do in West Coast - New Zealand

Hokitika Wild Foods Festival ..... Held each year in March, the name of this festival says it all. Experience the local, interesting and unusual delicacies.

Arthurs Pass ..... Arthurs Pass straddles the main divide of the Southern Alps. Deemed as being a most popular and scenic route toget from Canterbury to the West Coast. The quaint Arthurs Pass village remains much the same as when the tunnel was completed in 1923. 

The Tranz Alpine Train ..... leaves daily from Christchurch, crosses the Canterbury Plains, through the stunning Waimakariri Gorge, to Arthurs Pass in the Southern Alps, then travels through the Otira tunnel to Greymouth on the West Coast. The Tranz Alpine train excursion is well known for the spectacular scenery.

Punakaiki ..... Punakaiki is best known for its Pancake Rocks and Blowholes - both of which are spectacular and a must-see when visiting the West Coast.

 

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