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 May 19

Mountainfilm on Tour 2019 - Hokitika

7:30pm - 9:30pm, TBC
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NEWS

24 April 19

Restricted shop trading hours on Anzac Day

On Anzac Day, Thursday 25 April, all shops will be closed until 1pm.
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Plan ahead for a safe enjoyable Easter holiday around the South Island

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Older heads lead way in double header cycling weekend

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The West Coast is straight ahead! Looking towards the West Coast region from Otira. 📷Photo by @michelholleman #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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📍Pancake Rocks, West Coast New Zealand. 📷Photo by @fortetraveller__ #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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Tag someone you would spend the weekend with here. 📍Mt Brown Hut, Lake Kaniere. 📷Photo by @hami.tangiora.nz #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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The weather is stunning in the West Coast right now, if you’re travelling through the South Island this Easter, stop by and say hi 👋 📷Photo by @kathyliuliu #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊