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LAKE MATHESON, FOX GLACIER

LAKE MATHESON, FOX GLACIER

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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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  • 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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  • 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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The latest

News

Franz Josef Glacier Guides
17 January 2020
Visitor numbers bounce back in Franz Josef

The Department of Conservation’s latest track counter data for the Franz Josef Glacier Valley recorded its busiest day ever with 7,137 visiting on 1 January 2020.

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Events

Driftwood & Sand: girl, flags, seat, sign
22 January 2020
Hokitika
Driftwood and Sand, Beach Sculpture Festival

Held in January each year at Hokitika beach, participants are invited to express themselves using beach-finds.

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