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West Coast Events

27 January 18

Westland A&P Show

The Westland A&P Association is a committee of dedicated volunteers who organise and run the ...
06 March 17

Kiwi Guardians in Paparoa National Park

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26 May 17

The West Coast continues to hold number 1 position as Fastest Growing Region

The West Coast celebrates being the Fastest Growing Region for its third consecutive month.

Historic Reefton – the Little Big Town


The West Coast From Above



Hear me roar! Stags are out and about at Johnnys. Take Johnnys Journey with @outwesttours to see these majestic creatures for yourself. Photo credit: @gisellepurselle #westcoastnz
@caminnissphoto captured this stunning shot "Getting lost in Punkakaiki" #WestcoastNZ
Our marketing team have traded in the confront of the Coast for the busy BUSY Auckland life at #TRENZ! The biggest tourism event of the year. We're here for the week to promote our awesome region to the world! Wish us luck. 🎥 @barekiwi
The glaciers majestic beauty. Photo credit: @nicksillars #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.
Outline of New Zealand with the west coast region coloured in blue.