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06 March 17

Kiwi Guardians in Paparoa National Park

Lush coastal forest, limestone cliffs and caves, and an absolutely spectacular coastline – all in ...
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01 February 17

Love Your Place: Photography Competition

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23 March 17

Mountain Biking in Reefton

‘WHEELIE’ AWESOME RIDES IN REEFTON!
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Tourists flock to West Coast

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Wanted: Proof of life for South Island kōkako

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Great view from the lighthouse in Hokitika Photo credit: @iamaworld #westcoastnz
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Not the weather we are having today but we love those who capture all aspects that make up our rainforest. Photo credit: @annavanriel #westcoastnz
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@aprilvokey out there doing one of our West Coast must do's fishing at Lake Brunner, Moana on the West Coast 🐟 🎣 #westcoastnz
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Oparara Arches is a no questions asked MUST DO on the West Coast. ❤️ photo credit: @lanayoungnz #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.