Karamea & Wild West Coast Trails
Small group escapes for mature travellers
7 Days from $3790
*per person, twin share
SALE ENDS 1 October 2020
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Discover the byways, history and stories of the West Coast as you travel along miners’ trails to coal and gold rush towns and to where precious pounamu is found. Karamea, Okarito Lagoon and the TranzAlpine train are special highlights.
Based on a 19 March 2021 - 25 March 2021 departure.
No deposit is required to confirm your reservation on our October 2020 to April 2021 tour departures until 1 August 2020. On 1 August 2020 the 20% non-refundable tour deposit payment is due depending on New Zealand Government travel advice at the time. If a tour departure is cancelled due to a Covid-19 lockdown MoaTours provides the option to either transfer your deposit to another tour departure or receive a full refund of the deposit. On all tour departures not affected by Covid-19, if you cancel your tour the 20% deposit is not refundable. Talk to your travel agent regarding domestic insurance. The balance of your fare is due 60 days before your tour departs. Tour reservations can, of course, be made within 60 days provided full payment is made at time of booking. MoaTours reserves the right to amend/alter an itinerary where necessary. Tour prices were correct at time of publication but may be subject to change at the time of booking. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. Prices are in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque and eftpos only. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms and conditions apply. Contact us for further details.
All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours Kiwi guide.
Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place".
Return airfares ex Auckland.
All Meals Are Included
All lunches (L) including special lunches at the Bay House, Tauranga Bay; Monteith’s Brewery,Greymouth.
All dinners (D)
All Activities & Entrance Fees Are Included
Stay on the seafront at Punakaiki & Hokitika Hotels
Visit Denniston where coal was first mined in 1879.
Visit the Oparara Basin in Kahurangi National Park.
Ride the Nile River Canyon train at Charleston.
View the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Cruise on the Okarito Lagoon in search of birdlife.
Visit Franz Josef Glacier village.
Take the renowned TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch.
Included Sightseeing & Exploring
At Kawatiri Junction take a stroll through a historic railway tunnel.
Walk in a nikau forest at the start of the Heaphy Track.
See the Oparara limestone arches.
Visit Reefton, the first town lit by electric street lights.
Blackball at the foot of the Paparoa Range is the home of Unionism.
Visit the Brunner Mine memorial.
Take a short walk to the seal colony at Tauranga Bay.
Follow pounamu and gold trails of the Arahura River to Blue Spur and Lake Kaniere.
In Hokitika browse artisan galleries selling pounamu, gold, glass, paua, copper, stone, ruby rock and even socks.
We visit Ross, renowned for a 3.09kg gold nugget found there in 1909.