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20 October 17

Westport Whitebait Festival

If you love whitebait, this is the festival for you. With loads of delicious, fresh, ...
07 October 17

Whitebait Festival Haast

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24 July 17

Tourism West Coast revealed as a Finalist in the NZ Tourism Awards

Tourism West Coast is among the twenty-four leading tourism operators and stakeholders who have been ...

Lessons for Marlborough from West Coast’s untamed natural wilderness


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@macpac at Hokitika Gorge! Perfect shot to celebrate the start of Winter. ❄️☕️
Could this be our new winter campaign? Making everyday tasks so much more exhilarating! Photo credit: @lookinglass_photographynz #westcoastnz
Gillespie's Beach sunset in a pink paradise. Photo credit to @lanayoungnz #westcoastnz
Crisp days, long nights, purple hues and warm embers. Credit to @carmenhuter #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.