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West Coast Events

10 February 18

Buller Gorge Marathon

New Zealand’s most scenic marathon course commences. Numbers are limited so be sure to book ...
06 December 17

The Hits Christmas Carnival

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22 November 17

West Coast Wilderness

The passage of time clouds memories. Bright colours, sensory delights & perception fades. It was ...

Summer comes early to West Coast as November rains stay away


Tourism NZ picks West Coast for first South Island single-region campaign



‘The person on top of the mountain didn’t fall there’ -they got there with the @thehelicopterline photo credit: @lanayoungnz #westcoastnz
A common question we get asked is how snowy the roads will be near the glaciers. Answer: There will be no snow, instead you will find grassy farmland and the Tasman Sea. Photo credit: @cedricchoa #westcoastnz
Milky blue waters at the Hokitika Gorge. Photo credit: @deegregoree #westcoastnz
Sunsets are my favourite colour and rainbows are a close second what about u #westcoastnz photo credit @moniquespiekstra

About the West Coast

The West Coast of New Zealand is an untamed natural wilderness.

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. Discover an abundance of nature so astounding, it’ll leave an impression for years to come.

Key attractions: Oparara Arches, Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes, Lake Brunner, Hokitika Gorge, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, Haast World Heritage Area.
Outline of New Zealand with the west coast region coloured in blue.