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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West Coast Events

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06 February 19

Waitangi Day - Arahura Marae

Join Ngāti Waewae and the Westland District Council for a free Waitangi Day Powhiri and ...
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21 December 18

Rembrandt Remastered International Touring Exhibition

Daily: 9.30 am - 8.30 pm (closed Christmas Day), Entry: $5 Students: $3 Children U12: Free CS Card Family: $5 Season Entry: $7.50
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23 January 19

All weather activities on the West Coast

Whether it’s rain, shine, windy or frosty, you can count on these activities no matter ...
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Australians in the hunt at Kathmandu Coast to Coast

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Restaurants open on Christmas Day

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The Old Ghost Road is a 85km Trail that follows the original miner’s route into the West Coast Of New Zealand. Tackle it either by bike or by foot! 📷Photo by @rollingtramp #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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The 4 million year old Oparara Arches have been named one of the best New Zealand regions for 2019 by @nzstuff 📷Photo by @portena_magie #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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In the Lewis Pass on the West Coast Of New Zealand, you’ll find magical Lake Daniell. 📷Photo by @roam_nz #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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Views over Lake Brunner from the town of Moana, the largest lake on the West Coast Of New Zealand. 📷Photo by @livetravelbig #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊