Karamea West Coast of the South Island New Zealand - 5 Day Tour
Fly in and out of Christchurch
Today your private tour begins at Christchurch where we will make our way through the panoramic Arthur's Pass to the township of Hokitika the heart of Greenstone (Pounamu) in New Zealand (Aotearoa). You will have the afternoon to spend having a look around at some of the stunning art galleries depicting local art and craft.
Your night's accommodation will be Hokitika
Today your tour takes you out to the Hokitika Gorge for a short easy walk only15mins each way descending through hardwood forest.
The lookout gives you views of the gorge and of Kowhitirangi farmland, the track then leads you to a swing bridge which crosses the Hokitika Gorge taking you over the magnificent green/blue waters of the Hokitika River. There are plenty of photo opportunities here. Later that morning we will make our way through a lovely coastal drive to Punakaiki (Pancakes Rocks) to enjoy a short half hour walk through these amazing formations of limestone and blowholes through some stunning flax and Nikau forests.
It will be then be onto Cape Foulwind just near the township of Westport with stunning cliff faces and views and also a chance to spot the many seals at Tauranga Bay. Your night's accommodation will be West Port or surrounds.
Your third day on tour takes you on your next adventure to the very untouched coastline of the West Coast of the South Island to the small township of Karamea. On the way we will stop off at a few viewing points of interest and some small villages. We will make our way out to the Oparara Basin for a 2 hour walk through some of the most spectacular forest you will see in New Zealand - untouched for decades. This walk will take you to 2 amazing arches and limestone formations. There are shorter walks for those who prefer. It will then be onto the start of the famous Heaphy Track to do a short 40 minute loop walk among a spectacular Nikau Grove. This is the end of the road..literally. We will then return to Karamea for your night's accommodation. This day is a Photographer's and Geologists dream.
On your last day of your private tour after all the walking I am suggesting a night in Hamner Springs, a picturesque alpine village, best known for its natural hot pools and stunning landscapes and the perfect spot to unwind before your journey back to Christchurch. (Don't forget to pack your bathers/swim suit)
Night in Hamner Springs
Today we will make our way back to Christchurch where you will have time to explore the City having re set itself up since the 2009 & 2010 earthquakes.
The Total Cost For This Tour $NZ
1 Person $4430.00
2 Persons - $2215.00 each
3 Persons - $1620.00 each
4 Persons - $1250.00 each
This includes: 5 nights 4 to 5 star accommodation
5 Days Private flexible touring