Wake up to the west coast. Explore one of the world's wild places, then grab a latte
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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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The Tranz Alpine is one of the most scenic train rides in New Zealand. It travels between Canterbury and the West Coast, arriving in Greymouth every day (except Christmas). 📷Photo by @june.beetle showing off the view from the train. 🚂 #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊 . . #Repost #ArthursPass #TranzAlpine #SouthIslandNZ #NZ #NZMustDo #NewZealand #NewZealandTravel #TrainJourneys #IG_NZ #TakeMeToNewZealand #KiaoraNZ
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You can expect things to be different on the West Coast– more real, bigger than anticipated, greater than you thought. If you yearn for something more from your holiday, real people, real towns and real experiences, then this is the place for you. Be prepared to be astounded, have your breath taken away, be at a loss for words, as this is the West Coast. This is - Untamed Natural Wilderness. #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊 . . #NZMustDo #NewZealand #NewZealandTravel
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Construction of the Westport Reefton railway line, 1907-11. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19110713-6-3. #ThrowbackThursday #NewZealandHistory #Hostory #RailHistory #WestCoastNZ ⛰️🌿🌊
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The Heaphy Track is one of Department if Conservation’s Great Walks that takes you through the northern part of the West Coast. Well worth the tramp for views like this! 🙌 📷Photo by @towbar.taylor #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊 . . #Repost #NZ #NZMustDo #NewZealand #HeaphyTrack #NewZealandTramping #Hiking #DepartmentOfConservation #KiaoraNZ #NewZealandAdventures #TakeMeToNewZealand #Wanderlust #NewZealandBeaches #IG_NZ