Wake up to the west coast. Explore one of the world's wild places, then grab a latte
LAKE MATHESON, FOX GLACIER COUNTRY

About the West Coast

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.
Outline of New Zealand with the west coast region coloured in blue.

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West Coast Events

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06 October 18

Haast Whitebait Festival and Market Day

Great Whitebait Cook Off Challenge, loads of raffles and auctions, Market Day stalls, live music ...
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29 September 18

Spring Challenge 2018

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6 Things you didn't know about Whitebait

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Moody blues and mossy greens in Hokitika Gorge. 📷Photo by @barnyyoung #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊