West Coast NZ – Top 10 Regions in the world to visit for 2014 as rated by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet chose West Coast, New Zealand as one of the world’s Top 10 Regions in LONELY PLANET’S BEST IN TRAVEL 2014.

Those who think they’ve seen it all should prepare for some enlivening surprises, Lonely Planet says.

Here’s your chance to venture into untamed territory normally well beyond your limits, such as the icy faces of Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, or beyond them into the midst of the Southern Alps on a scenic flight, the book says. Raft down the wild white waters of the Buller River, or kayak across New Zealand’s largest natural lagoon and up into narrow channels overhung with strange plants and enriched with birdlife. Charleston can offer you a slice of this so do have a look at our sites & on Facebook – Charleston Lodge & Charleston NZ


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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, historic trips to the Denniston mine & the Denniston Incline, special interest tours for groups & the increasingly popular “Johnnys Jolurney” to the Awatere Valley behind Charleston […]

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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 – The Charleston Westport Coastal Trail. The rebuilding of the Nile River Bridge. Opening up the coastal & inland tracks to develop more access to the goldfields sites & showcase the […]

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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. Theres always something to try & watching chefs competing to make the best dish is inspirational even if you feel you are […]

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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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