It’s not just the conference venues that provide a twist of something different it’s the whole experience. The local West Coast hospitality can offer anything from a BBQ barn yard shin dig right through to arriving via helicopter, champagne in hand for a round of golf on a course your group can have all to themselves.
View the impressive Oparara limestone arches near Karamea, tour a working coal mine at Denniston, see the galaxy of glowworms in the caves at Charleston and seals on the beach at Tauranga Bay near Westport. Don’t miss the famous Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and feel the sea spray from their blow holes, a range of great cycle tracks around Reefton, the Old Ghost Road and the West Coast Wilderness Trail, outstanding trout fishing at Lake Brunner and gold heritage at Shantytown Heritage Park. More “must sees” include Hokitika - the home of pounamu (NZ jade / greenstone), the teal waters at the Hokitika Gorge, the magnificent glaciers and the informative jet boat safaris near Haast, plus the remote fishing port at Jackson Bay. The West Coast has a range of adventure activities including skydiving, white water rafting, kayaking, quad bikes, underground caving, glacier hiking, helicopter and fixed wing scenic flights, wildlife viewing and horse trekking to name a few.