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Local Activities in Charleston…

  • Nearby to Bar & Restaurant
  • Mitchells Gully Gold Mine
  • Underworld Rafting
  • GlowWorm Cave Tours
  • Nile River Rainforest Train
  • Adventure caving
  • Abseiling
  • Climbing
  • Fishing (River or Sea)
  • Whitebaiting in season
  • OutWest Tours – a 4WD experience



Within An Hour…

  •  1/2 hr to Punakaiki
  • Pancake Rocks
  • Truman Track
  • 20 mins to Westport
  • Coaltown Museum
  • Tauranga Bay
  • Cape Foulwind Seal Colony & Walkway
  • Jetboating
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Horsetrekking
  • Quadbiking


Ideal Day Trips…

  • 1 hr to Denniston and the Charming Creek Walkway
  • 2 hrs to Karamea (Honeycomb Caves, Heaphy Track)
  • OutWest 4WD trip “Johnnys Journey”

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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