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The best

of the West

You can expect things to be different on the West Coast– more real, bigger than anticipated, greater than you thought. The world's most accessible glaciers, a UNESCO Heritage area, natural arches big enough to park a truck in, New Zealand's West Coast has so much to offer.

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Drive the West Coast

Touring Routes

Free Itineraries

The best way to see the West Coast is by car. There are many routes to choose from, from 2 hours to 5 days and for all budgets.

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  • Ocean - Alpine- Sea

    Mountains, forests and beaches, wildlife, art and wine meet to create magic at the Top of the South Island.

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  • West Coast Eco Tour

    Enjoy the West Coast with a sustainable, eco-friendly approach.

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  • The ultimate West Coast trip

    This touring route will take you through the entire West Coast of New Zealand, stopping by some of our famous iconic spots.

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  • Queenstown to Nelson via the West Coast

    Travel the length of the West Coast from Queenstown all the way through to Nelson. The West Coast is the longest region in the country, so no two places look the same.

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The latest


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28 February 2020
Paparoa Track to fully open 1 March

The Paparoa Track, New Zealand’s newest Great Walk, will fully open on 1 March, and this is being marked with the unveiling tomorrow of three hand carved waharoa, or entranceways at the three entry points to the track.

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27 March 2020
Grey District
Agfest 2020

Farmlands AgFest West Coast is happening on 27 - 28 March 2020 and is an event that recognizes the importance of the agricultural sector on the West Coast.

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