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Oparara Experience

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Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes

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Kumara Races

Jan. 14, 2017

Driftwood and Sand, Beach Sculpture Festival

Jan. 25, 2017

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West Coast Events

04 February 17

Inangahua Reefton A&P Show

The Westland A&P Association is a committee of dedicated volunteers who organise and run the ...
03 July 16

Sheesha & Shreds

from 6.30pm - late (summer); 7pm - 10.30 (winter), free entry. $20 for Sheesha hire
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10 January 17

On the Road

This post was inspired by roads. Roads we take. Roads we choose. Roads we travel ...

Into the Southern Alps.


Neat Attractions in the West Coast



Lake Brunner is one of the West Coasts official must do experiences. Go brown trout fishing or do what these guys did and go stand up paddle boarding. Photo credit: @hamit84 #westcoastnz
@islafisher enjoying a West Coast sunset. If she is anything like the roles she plays, the shopaholic could have stopped in to Into Jeans for a green scarf with parter Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat). #starstruck #westcoastnz
When day becomes night through the eyes of @danielmurray.nz #westcoastnz
Stop off at Mahinapua Hotel for the @kiwiexperience crew. Photo credit: @felicityjeanphotography #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.

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