Every person who works at a Visitor Information Centre is a local travel expert for their home town. So who better to ask for answers and help? There are several Visitor Information Centres on the West Coast that can help you find those special places, plan your West Coast holiday and even tell you where to find the best coffee (very important).
They can also help with:
Itinerary planning and information
Bookings nationwide - accommodation, transport, activities, attractions
Free maps, weather & mountain safety information
Local information - events, attractions, restaurants & more!
Below is a list of West Coast Visitor Centres that can help book quality adventure activities, attractions, accommodation, transport and more. They go from north to south to help you find them.
Six of these centres are branded with an ‘i-SITE’ sign, which tells you that the centre is part of New Zealand’s official network of visitor information sites. Three are Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Information Centres, of which one is also an i-SITE, and the remaining 2 are locally operated Information Centres.
Details were current at the time of writing and we endeavour to keep this as up to date as possible. However we cannot accept responsiblity for changes that may have occured and are not reflected here.
Open 7 days: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Weekends 9am-12pm
Information and fuel are available here.
106 Bridge Street, Market Cross, Karamea
Ph +64 3 782 6652
Fax +64 3 782 6654
Open 7 Days: Summer Mon to Fri 9am–5pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am – 4.30pm, Winter Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm, Sat-Sun and Public Holidays 10am-4pm
123 Palmerstson Street, Westport
Ph +64 3 789 6658
Fax +64 3 789 6668
Open 7 days: Summer 9am - 6pm and Winter 9.30am - 4pm
Open 7 days Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 9.30am – 4pm
The Greymouth Railway Station, cnr Mawhera Quay &Mackay Street, Greymouth
Ph +64 3 768 7080
Fax +64 3 768 7090
Open 7 days: Summer Mon-Fri 9am - 4.30pm, Sat 10am - 3pm, Sun 10.30am - 3pm
Winter Weekends - Sat 10am - 2pm, Sun 11am - 2pm. Public Holidays 10am - 3pm
Open 7 days: Summer , Winter
Main Road, SH73, Arthur’s Pass Village
Ph +64 318 9211
Fax +64 3 318 9210
Open 7 days: Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5pm, Sat- Sun & Public Holidays 10am – 4pm
36 Weld Street, Hokitika
Ph +64 3 755 6166
Fax +64 3 755 5011
Open 7 days: Summer 9am - 4pm, Winter 9am - 2pm
4 Aylmer Street, Ross
Ph +64 3 755 4077
Fax +64 3 755 4078
Open 7 days: Summer 8.30am – 6pm, Winter 8.30am - 12 and 1pm - 5pm
Main Road, SH6, Franz Josef Glacier
Ph +64 3 752 0796
Fax +64 3 752 0797
As of 20th December 2015:
69 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
Phone: 03 752 0796
Open 7 days: Summer 9am-6pm, Winter 9am-4.30pm
Junction SH6 & Haast -Jackson Bay Road, Haast
Ph +64 3 750 0809
Fax +64 3 750 0832