Wake up to the west coast. Explore one of the world's wild places, then grab a latte
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07 December 18

The Abba Show

Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA ...
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01 June 18

Hokitika Matariki Winter Festival

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25 May 18

Westport bird-watching guide

Westport is the best place in the Buller to see wading birds and seabirds. Here ...
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Tourism Business Success Programme coming to the Coast

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Win a $10K gold bar

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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.

Our six West Coast icons: 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.