Wake up to the west coast. Explore one of the world's wild places, then grab a latte
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West Coast Events

09 December 16

The Hits Mackay Street Mile

The Ultimate Fun Run!
03 July 16

Sheesha & Shreds

from 6.30pm - late (summer); 7pm - 10.30 (winter), free entry. $20 for Sheesha hire
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21 November 16

The West Coast Wildlife Centre welcomes Haast tokoeka chick number 101

The hatching season for one of the world’s rarest kiwi is well underway in the ...

Quake-affected visitors get warm West Coast welcome


Cycling the South Island's West Coast Wilderness Trail



This is an island where you can have the beach all to yourself. 🌊 photo credit: @kathrinhelensiurek #westcoastnz
@scenichotelgroup know how to treat their guests upon arrival. Just check out that delicious platter! 🍉🍴 #westcoastnz
We love love love @rachel_roberts_nz photos. Here is another stunning shot of the Coast from her. This one is the night sky over The Great Coast Road between Kumara Junction and Westport. #westcoastnz
Waterfall that trickles down into the teal blue waters created by the glaciers above. See this sight at Haast Pass. Photo credit: @hughesjenniferjade #westcoastnz

About the West Coast

The West Coast of New Zealand is an untamed natural wilderness.

The West Coast of New Zealand is an untamed natural wilderness, with scenery so stunning it takes your breath away and sunsets so impressive even Instagram told us to tone it down.
It takes a while to get around the largest region in New Zealand but the journey is the best bit from the highest of mountains and stunning coastal scenery to copious rainforests and absolutely everything in between – you’re just spoilt for choice all of the way. Along your journey you will meet Coasters (real kiwi locals) who will provide you with true Kiwi hospitality. Discover an abundance of nature so astounding, it’ll leave an impression for years to come.

Key attractions: Oparara Arches, Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes, Lake Brunner, Hokitika Gorge, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, Haast World Heritage Area.
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