Punakaiki is a delightful resort town on the west coast, caressed by the Tasman Sea. Nearby is Paparoa National Park, renowned for its spectacular blowholes and Pancake Rocks – where you can experience the primal power of nature.
50 miles down the coast is Hokitika, a beautiful little town where pounamu – or greenstone – is prominent. Here, we'll take you to a workshop for a demonstration of how jewelry is created from this highly-valued gemstone, a Māori symbol of beauty and strength.
Or if you take our trip which visits Fairlie in Canterbury, you'll be welcomed into a farmhouse by your hosts Angie and Stan. Learn how rural life operates in this part of the world and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch in their 600-acre garden.
View our New Zealand tours featuring Canterbury