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West Coast must see & do's

With scenery so stunning it just takes your breath away, it won't take long before you pack away that cellphone (unless it has a camera function). The West Coast of the Southern Alps of New Zealand is a truly unique destination. It takes a while to do the West Coast justice so take the time to enjoy the people and the scenery.
GLACIER COUNTRY

Lake Matheson

Free
The unsurpassed views and mountain reflections from the forested shores of Lake Matheson make this easy walk one of the most popular on the West Coast.
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

Oparara Arches

Free
See the home of the extinct moa bird and the limestone archways.
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

Tauranga Bay Fur Seal Colony

Free
A short walk with spectacular ocean views, steeple rocks, and a large year-round fur seal colony.
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JADE COUNTRY HOKITIKA WESTLAND

Hokitika Gorge

Free
Sometimes you see photos of a tourist spot and think yeah right, it can’t look as good as that in real life. The Hokitika Gorge is really does look that good.. if not better
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HAAST-WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Must See & Do Haast

Four Reasons to Love The Gates of Haast Westland Area
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GLACIER COUNTRY

Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

One of only two places in the world where you can view glaciers descending into temperate rainforest and the most accessible glaciers in the world make the Glacier Country a "must do".
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MAWHERA HEART OF THE WEST COAST

TranzAlpine

The TranzAlpine is rated as one of the world’s best train journeys, travelling from one coast of New Zealand to the other, over the spectacular Southern Alps.
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HAAST-WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Waiatoto River Safari

$139 - $199
Waiatoto River Safari. Ocean to the Mountains 2.5 hours of extraordinary nature and exceptional beauty only seen on this trip.
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LAKES DISTRICT

Lake Brunner

Moana near Greymouth, West Coast
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GREAT COAST ROAD

Outwest Tours

$100-$175
Outwest Tours offers a wild West Coast experience, taking you off the beaten track on journeys into the wild heart of the land. Enjoy spectacular landscapes and travel historic mining trails, as you relax in one of their fully air-conditioned four-wheel-drive vehicles.
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GREAT COAST ROAD

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes

Free
The pancake rocks are the most visited natural attraction on the West Coast with good reason. These ancient formations are a true wonder of nature - and they really do look like pancakes!
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JADE COUNTRY HOKITIKA WESTLAND

West Coast Wilderness Trail

Free
The West Coast Wilderness Trail provides a unique immersion into the nature and the people of the West Coast. This fabulous cycling adventure guarantees an outstanding landscape ride through dense rainforest, past glacial rivers and lakes and through wetlands, all the way from the snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps to the ocean.
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WESTPORT & KARAMEA

Oparara Experience

Join us on one of our guided eco tours amongst the pristine rainforest and limestone caves of the unique Oparara Basin. Several tour options available.
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