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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27 April 19

Pulse Energy Oparara Wilderness Trail Run

The 2019 Pulse Energy Oparara Wilderness Trail Run will be held on Saturday 27 April ...
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01 April 19

Mobilising te reo Māori around Te Waipounamu

6pm, Free
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16 March 19

TranzAlpine continues to run following Christchurch incident

The TranzAlpine will run as planned, for those have booked directly with Great Journeys, they ...
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New 100% Experience Awards open to celebrate top tourism operators

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Tourism West Coast to Migrate within Economic Development Hub

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The Blue Pools Walk is a one hour return short walk nestled in Haast Pass. Well worth the stop. 📷Photo by @beixin #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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Let’s go exploring. 📍The Paparoa Track, opening this October. 📷Photo by @___sannie___ #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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The Oparara Arches. 📍Karamea, West Coast New Zealand. 📷Photo by @pjw_paultographs #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌊🌿
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The Wild West Coast. 📷Photo by @pascaalm #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊