Archives For West Coast

In a testament to the power of community-led projects, Fox Glacier has re-opened a new and very special track after a 20-year hiatus, Lake Gault Track.

Continue Reading...

With its expansive rainforests, dramatic coastline and incredible wildlife, the West Coast is a must-visit location for more than just glaciers. In this blog we cover some of the awesome spots in this untamed West Coast wilderness south of the Waiho River.

Continue Reading...

The West Coast wilderness is a must-visit location for more than just glaciers. In this blog we cover some of the awesome spots in this untamed West Coast wilderness surrounding Franz Josef Glacier.

Continue Reading...

For 20 years our ‘bird counters’ have been flying into the remote Landsborough valley in South Westland to monitor the effects of sustained predator control on bird life. This work has contributed to a long-term picture of the health of the bird community in Landsborough Valley that includes more than a dozen native species.

Continue Reading...

Last Thursday evening Senior Biodiversity Ranger Fiona Anderson, with help from son Hugo, released a rehabilitated Fiordland crested penguin on Chesterfield Beach near Hokitika.

Continue Reading...

Gunnera (Chilean rhubarb) is slowly spreading to our native forests, stream banks, roadsides, and pasture. Our native plants can’t compete with this large leaved invader, so it’s time to say goodbye to Gunnera.

Continue Reading...

Planning on visiting our scenic South Island? This two-week road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the rugged south, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has to offer.

Continue Reading...