West Coast, South Island, NZ

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West Coast Rail Trail

4WD Half Day Tour You Drive

Follow 1860's stage coach trails

The Half day or One day 4x4 Outback Stage Coach Trails Adventure with: You-Drive Option

Here's a tour with the fun of an optional self drive!

Adrenalise in comfort! 4x4 Outback Adventure. A thrilling 4x4 adventure. Various trails to choose from. For example there is an option with a Glow-worm Cave, or the drive-thru tunnels option, do some gold & gemstone hunting & a short guided rainforest walk with a swing bridge. We'll discuss with you what your interests and focus for your trip are and take the trail that best suits you.

Drive yourself to the limit, (or we will drive for you), on one of the West Coast's stage coach trails, over Mountain Passes, rainforests, across rivers and through tunnels cut by 1860's goldminers.

If you would like to drive yourself, we supply you with a 4x4 vehicle, in which there can be up to 4 people, plus an instructor that goes with you. Your instructor has communications with our base in case you need any backup.

Choose one of 4 trails depending on how much excitement you want!! You're welcome to share the fun of driving or to put two ½ days together for a full day adventure. (10% discount for the second ½ day)

Check-in 8:30am, 1:30pm. Allow 4 hrs for ½ day trips & 8 hours for full day tours. We also do trips around the South Island up to 8 days and can rent you a 4x4 vehicle.

There's a trail where you'll meet one of the Wild West's local gold prospectors who will take you into the outback to visit some of his claims. He "claims" to have gold in your pan within one hour! You will head off up the Grey River Valley to the Nelson Creek Goldfields and then onto the goldminers back country trails. Enjoy a short rainforest walk and negotiate the early Chinese gold-diggers maze. Learn about the Native Beech Forest ecosystem thriving in the area. View incredible GLOWWORMS in the cave left at the Deviation. On the way, make your fortune at the 1860's WILD WEST GOLD MINE! This historic, underground mine was opened in 1866 and is worked from time to time by a local prospector who keeps the mine operating. Experience the Wild West's living heritage as you pan for the elusive gold flakes & red garnets. See how the old timers did it - you can operate the gold sluice boxes and the tea billy!

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8 Whall St, Greymouth, West Coast, South Island, NZ