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Motorbike friendly…any excuse to travel on one of NZs best riding routes. We enjoy sharing BBQs with our guests & using our own home grown produce.

Charleston is a great base to explore the northern attractions of Karamea’s Oparara arches, take a mine tour around Stockton or at Denniston. Enjoy the beaches & walks at Cape Foulwind & Tauranga Bay or some of the longer trips up Charming Creek & in the Paparoa National Park.

Westport has Coaltown museum, a theatre & an excellent pool & sporting complex.

Around Charleston there are several good walks & a variety of clifftops & beaches to explore – take the rainforest train up the Nile Valley – visit the glowworm caves with NorWest Adventures or try underworld rafting. For a special experience take a 4WD trip with OutWest Tours to the Awatere Valley on “Johnnys Journey”or on the Mackley, a premier off road experience

There is Jacks Gasthoff for meals & drinks, a cafe at NorWest Adventures base, as well as Charleston Goldfields Club where you can meet the locals.


Charleston gives you the first glimpse of what the coastline down the West Coast has to offer, rugged cliffs, secluded bays all at the foot of the Paparoa National Park. The Pancake Rocks (Punakaiki) is about 30 kms south & again there are many opportunities to enjoy the sea & mountains

News & Events

OutWest Tours
The experienced & knowledgable staff of OutWest Tours are now operating out of Charleston as well as Westport offering trips into the back country for the adventure seeker

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Charleston Goldfields 150 th anniversary 2016
This has been not only a major social / community event but the significant start to bringing together several major initiatives for the area -

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Westport Whitebait Festival – October
The elusive whitebait is avidly pursued & eaten - so what better way to enjoy the chase than eating them, competing to make the best fritter & having the town party in the streets.

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West Coast NZ – Top 10 Regions in the world to visit for 2014 as rated by Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet has chosen West Coast, New Zealand as one of the world's Top 10 Regions for next year in LONELY PLANET'S BEST IN TRAVEL 2014

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Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika, March 2014
Always a gastronomic and entertainment extravaganza, the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is a funfilled, bizarre & gastronomic experience,

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