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west coast visitor information centres

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.

Locations, Contact Details & Hours

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.

Karamea Information & Resource Centre

Open 7 days: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Weekends 9am-12pm
Information and fuel are available here.

Westport i-SITE Visitor Centre

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

Paparoa National Park i-SITE Visitor Centre

Open 7 days: Summer 9am - 6pm and Winter 9.30am - 4pm

Greymouth i-SITE Information Centre

Open 7 days Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 9.30am – 4pm

Reefton i-SITE Visitor Centre

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

Arthur’s Pass National Park DOC Visitor Centre

Open 7 days: Summer , Winter

Hokitika i-SITE Visitor Centre

Open 7 days: Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5pm, Sat- Sun & Public Holidays 10am – 4pm

Ross Goldfields History & Information Centre

Open 7 days: Summer 9am - 4pm, Winter 9am - 2pm

Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre

Open 7 days: Summer 8.30am – 6pm, Winter 8.30am - 12 and 1pm - 5pm

Haast DOC Visitors Centre

Open 7 days: Summer 9am-6pm, Winter 9am-4.30pm

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 Town of Westport
Westport Township
 Town of Greymouth
Greymouth Township
 Hokitika township
Hokitika Township
 The town of Ross
Ross Township
 Franz Josef Glacier village
Franz Josef Glacier Village
 Information Centre at Haast
DOC Visitor Information Centre at Haast
is available at local
West Coast Museums
 Karamea Centennial Museum
Karamea Centennial Museum
 new Coaltown
Coaltown Museum
 Historic Carnegie Building - Hokitika Museum
Hokitika Museum
 The Old Wharf Building, Okarito
The Old Wharf Building, Okarito