Don’t worry if you get a bit muddy; West Coast locals are used to adventurous-sorts and the trained guides at Bush ’n’ Bog quad bike guides will encourage you to make a mess. Featuring a four-wheel motorbike adventure set amidst magnificent native forest just minutes from Greymouth town center, this fully guided-tour is jam-packed with both scenic beauty and natural adrenaline.
While in Greymouth, take your South Island adventure off-roading on a 4-wheeler. Leave the navigation up to a guide as you traverse mud, puddles, and hills along privately owned farm and rain forest tracks. This small-group ATV adventure covers roughly 5 miles (8 km) with a maximum of 15 people.
The Monteith’s Brewing Company is one of New Zealand’s oldest beer-makers and a West Coast icon. Go behind the scenes at the company’s Greymouth brewery on this exclusive tour and learn about the history behind West Coast brewing. See how Monteith’s make their beer and cider and sample some of it for yourself during a hands-on beer-tasting lesson with tasting notes to help you out.
Explore the forest canopy from high above the ground with tickets to the West Coast Treetop Walk, where a steel platform stretches more than 1,475 feet (450 mt.) through towering rimu and kamahi trees. Booking West Coast Treetop Walk tickets online ensures your place at the spectacular site, where clear days mean views of the snowy Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea from the panoramic observation tower.
Pre-book tickets to Shantytown Heritage Park to explore a replica village from New Zealand’s 19th-century gold rush, where you can ride a steam train, pan for gold, and check out the working sluice gun and sawmill. Booking Shantytown Heritage Park tickets online combines the convenience of advance planning with the flexibility to arrive at any time of day, without being limited to a fixed tour schedule.
Tour with our local knowledgeable guides to one of the World's Top 10 Coastal Scenic drives and visit the famous Punakaiki Blow Holes and Pancake Rocks. One of the regions key icons and a must do when visiting the South Island.
Get behind the wheel of a powerful four wheel drive buggy and head deep into the New Zealand back-country on this unique West Coast experience. Drive through untouched native rainforest and across muddy paddocks and valleys in a rough-and-tumble buggy made for the terrain. No license or experience is required: training is provided so every driver knows how to handle these exhilarating vehicles.
Sometimes, a tour really does offer an experience unlike nearly any other. Calling all adventurers aboard a rainforest tour on a Military Hagglund, a juggernaut, all-terrain carrier originally designed to travel through snow and bogs of northern Sweden. Take a roughly 3.1 mile (5-kilometer) trip through mud, creeks, and other obstacles. Opt for a pickup and drop-off—on a regular vehicle—from your hotel in Greymouth.
At Tree Top Walk Way, experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. Gently sway in harmony with the forest on the Mahinapua Springboard. View the exquisite Lake Mahinapua through the richly diverse forest foliage. Thrill seekers will feel their hearts pump and the adrenalin rush as they climb to the top of Hokitika Tower 40 metres above the forest floor. Be inspired by a sensational vista of the majestic snow capped Southern Alps, Lake Mahinapua and the Tasman Sea.
Then visit the famous Hokitika Gorge and walk across the swing bridge and enjoy this magical place. The vivid turquoise water surrounded by lush native bush, it is well worth a visit and a key photo stop on the West Coast must do list.
Step into his galaxy world of glittering glow-worms like stunning stars in the night sky. Get right up close and learn about Gary’s amazing lifestyle and his romantic side. (glow-worms don't glow for nothing )
And.... we'll find some gold too or.... I'll eat my hat!
You're going to get the help of our gold prospectors lifetime of knowledge all in just a few minutes.
Our Maori guides will share ancient legends and help you find New Zealand's most coveted treasure, Greenstone, on a guided walk along the sacred Arahura river.
Your local guides have a unique connection to the Arahura river known as one of the richest sources of Pounamu and the local area that goes back many generations, and enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of Te tai o Poutini (West Coast) and the Arahura river.
You will be able to find small pieces of Pounamu (greenstone) on our 2-hour tour, and learn to carve this precious stone into a taonga (treasure) to cherish forever.
Our Arahura Greenstone tours operate all year round, weather permitting.
Get off road in Greymouth with this buggy tour through the forest. You don’t need a license, just a dash of adventure. This is a great all ages activity: to drive the all terrain vehicle, you need to be sixteen or older, but younger people can sit in the passenger seat. A guide will take you through magical forest, and you can access areas that would be impossible in an ordinary vehicle.
Try a challenging track on this muddy adventure. Get out of Greymouth and into the grit of the wilderness, on a buggy or a quad bike. Embrace tight corners, pot holes, and gnarly uphill slogs. The sense of accomplishment and the thrill of speed makes for a memorable back-country experience. Enjoy taking control of your own vehicle in a wild part of the West Coast.