Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. Established in 1861, it is the oldest European settlement on the West Coast. Originally named Buller, it is on the right bank and at the mouth of the Buller River, close by the prominent headland of Cape Foulwind. Filled with beautiful scenery, walks and beaches you will find plenty to do in this stunning location
In the North West corner of the South Island of New Zealand a ghost has awakened.
A long-forgotten gold miners’ road has been revived as a mountain biking and tramping trail – connecting the old dray road in the Lyell (Upper Buller Gorge) to the mighty Mokihinui River in the north.
The 85km-long Old Ghost Road traverses majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys.
We are pleased to offer you a variety of exciting guided bush walks, and guided cave tours in a unique and remote corner of the warm rainforest of the Northern West Coast of New Zealand, near Karamea: The Oparara.
A unique combination of natural landforms, diverse ecosystems and spectacular caves and arches born of a million years of undisturbed isolation characterize this area.
The various displays focus on the formation of coal, maritime history, unionism, the communities, transport and the men underground.
It is a colourful and modern museum that brings the past to life and links the past to the present.
On display we have a huge “Q” Wagon used on the world-famous Denniston Incline.
This large 8-ton coal wagon is perched at 450 showing the grade of the steepest part of the Incline.
We also have a 20-ton brake drum used to slow the wagons as they raced down the Incline. A simulated underground mine will give you an insight into the working conditions of the miners.
Come and experience surfing at a stunning location on the West Coast of the South Island. Tauranga Bay!
This beach provides both first timers with a safe and invigorating environment to learn in as well as providing some world class waves for the more experienced surfers.
We offer lessons for new surfers and coaching for the more advanced levels looking to up their skills in the water.
Half an hour by car north of Westport. Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach is a fabulous surfcasting beach on the north side of the Mokihinui River mouth. This really is a delightful wilderness area of mostly unspoilt native bush.
The place is also popular with white-baiters during the season. You can catch snapper, kahawai, rig, conger eel, stingray, gurnard and other species from this steeply shelving beach so try a variety of rigs and baits.
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omau settlers lodge 2 Omau Road, Cape Foulwind 7892 West Coast, South Island, New Zealand
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