• The Paparoa Track

    4294 Coast Road Punakaiki .

    The Paparoa Track is a 55.7 km (34.6 mi) shared hiking and mountain biking track located in Paparoa National Park in the South Island of New Zealand. The track was created as a memorial for the 29 miners who lost their lives in the Pike River Mine disaster. The track is the tenth Great Walk to be created and has been fully open since 1 March 2020.[1] It was the first addition to the Great Walks in 25 years.[2]

    The Paparoa Track crosses the Paparoa Range. It takes you through alpine tops, limestone karst landscapes and thriving rainforests, and provides breath-taking views.

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  • Barrytown Knifemaking

    2662 Coast Road, Barrytown, New Zealand 7873 .

    The Original – make your own knife activity, since 2005.

    Come and make a knife in our backyard – you’ll amaze yourself!

    You get to forge your own blade from red hot steel, and complete your knife with a native timber handle, brass bolsters and pins. Other free activities include axe throwing, target practice and a huge swing. Lunch is provided, usually toasted sandwiches.

    Barrytown Knifemaking – The Original make your own knife activity

  • Punakaiki

    4294 Coast Road, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand .

    The Pancake Rocks at Dolomite Point near Punakaiki are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes. The pancake rocks in Punakaiki are the most visited natural attraction on the West Coast

    The foundations of the Pancake Rocks were formed 30 million years ago when minute fragments of dead marine creatures and plants landed on the seabed about 2 km below the surface.

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  • Motukiekie Beach Walk

    Motukiekie Beach Walk Coast Road, Barrytown, New Zealand .


    Motukiekie Beach is one of the lesser-known beaches in NZ, located on the West Coast about less than half an hour away from Greymouth, 10 min drive south of Paparoa Beach Hideaway. This beach is wild, beautiful and there're many wonderful arches and cliffs along the way. Incredible geology. Make a good plan - this walk is accessible at low tide only. Access from the Great Coast Road at 14-mile settlement.


  • Golden Sands Horse and Wagon Tours

    3456 Coast Rd, Barrytown, RD1 Runanga 7873 .

    Golden Sands Horse and Wagon Tours offers you the opportunity to travel in the footsteps of the early pioneers, down one of New Zealand’s most beautiful, unspoiled wild West Coast beaches. On the way, learn about our rich ‘Coast Road’ gold mining and pioneer heritage as if you were a part of it yourself. The pace is relaxed, with plenty of time to take in the stunning scenery and enjoy the company of your fellow travelers.

  • Petrel Colony Tours

    3770 Coast Road, Barrytown, New Zealand .

    Guided tours to the worlds only breeding grounds of the Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica), the largest mainland burrow-nesting petrel. Close views can be obtained from our walkway and viewing shelter located 5 km south of Punakaiki, West Coast NZ. Viewing from 1 April to 20 December.