Water Activities – West Coast NZ Things to do


On the off chance that you delight in wet and wild water endeavors, the West Coast is without a doubt the spot for you to be. From ocean to mountain, eco-visits to trout angling and horse trekking, it is all here to be enjoyed!

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Kayaking on the Porirari River, Punakaiki – 30 Minutes South

Punakaiki Canoes offers rental kayak excursions and guided treks into the heart of the Paparoa National Park, 1km north of the Pancake Rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki and 30 Minutes drive South of Birds Ferry Lodge.

Families and apprentice paddlers can appreciate the tranquil Pororari River and tidal pools with its glorious limestone crevasse and lavish backwoods.

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Norwest Adventures, Charleston -10 Minutes South


Underworld Rafting is an  extraordinary Cave Rafting Adventure in the Paparoa National Park. Take the rainforest prepare through primitive rain forest,investigate a huge calcitic cavern heaven complete with a wealth of stalactites and stalagmites. Coast through unbelievable Glow-worm lit grottoes what’s more have a great time bobbing down the Nile River rapids.


Full on  Caving is a full on undertaking where you investigate an


Astounding underground landscape complete with abseils stepping stool ascensions, crushes, & slither through falling scree.


The Charleston Glow-worm Cave Tour is a radiant eco-tour visit where you go by the rainforest train and investigate the colossal Nile River Caves. You stroll in the midst of a perfect antiquated “wonderland” of stalactites and stalagmites & “swathes” of Glow-worms.


The Charleston Nile River Rainforest Train is a short interpretative train ride in open carriages through primitive rain forest into the eminent Nile Valley. You pass through the film destinations for “The Lost World” film creation and have time for a short stroll to the Nile River Suspension Swing Bridge.

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