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Oct. 23, 2016

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West Coast Events

21 October 16

Westport Whitebait Festival

If you love whitebait, this is the festival for you. With loads of delicious, fresh, ...
03 July 16

Sheesha & Shreds

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

South Island: 8 places you must visit this winter

Winter is the perfect opportunity for you to rediscover some of the best spots in ...

When Remoteness Becomes An Opportunity


West Coast town gets name change in honour of Pokemon game



Who knows what mountain oysters are? Do you want to really know! Photo credit: @thechuth #westcoastnz
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Out of the office but the running don't stop - apart from stopping to take photos of the #reallyreallyridiculouslygoodlooking scenery. #westcoastnz #RoadtoRio #speedday
Guess who just nailed their 8000th skydive? Congratulations to Skydive Franz tandem instructor Guru (centre) who has done 8000 skydives and still loving it. #skydivefranz #8000skydives #loveskydiving #franzjosefglacier #timetocelebrate #westcoastnz

About the West Coast

The West Coast is made up of eight geographically diverse regions each with it’s own character.

The pace of life here is so relaxing, you might just pack away your cellphone (unless it has a camera function). If you want to know what's what and find answers to those nitty gritty questions, this is the page for you. Here you can get information and assistance with your holiday on the West Coast.

You can see what people are saying in our blog, find information about the Department of Conservation and responsible camping, see what essential services are available on the West Coast, learn about our weather and climate, find a West Coast i-SITE information centre and more. Start planning your West Coast holiday today by browsing our visitor information links below.
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