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LAKE MATHESON, FOX GLACIER

LAKE MATHESON, FOX GLACIER

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The best

of the West

You can expect things to be different on the West Coast– more real, bigger than anticipated, greater than you thought. The world's most accessible glaciers, a UNESCO Heritage area, natural arches big enough to park a truck in, New Zealand's West Coast has so much to offer.

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Drive the West Coast

Touring Routes

Free Itineraries

The best way to see the West Coast is by car. There are many routes to choose from, from 2 hours to 5 days and for all budgets.

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  • The ultimate West Coast trip

    This touring route will take you through the entire West Coast of New Zealand, stopping by some of our famous iconic spots.

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  • Ocean - Alpine- Sea

    Mountains, forests and beaches, wildlife, art and wine meet to create magic at the Top of the South Island.

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  • West Coast Eco Tour

    Enjoy the West Coast with a sustainable, eco-friendly approach.

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  • Queenstown to Nelson via the West Coast

    Travel the length of the West Coast from Queenstown all the way through to Nelson. The West Coast is the longest region in the country, so no two places look the same.

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The latest

News

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09 December 2019
The sun shines on the West Coast following severe weather

The sun is shining on the West Coast today, as the roading teams complete their detailed assessments of the damage and commence their physical works to tidy up after Friday night’s weather event. Roads are expected to reopen from this week.

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Events

Pulse Energy Oparara Wilderness Trail Run
18 April 2020
Westport and Karamea
Pulse Energy Oparara Wilderness Trail Run

The Oparara Wilderness Trail Run in Kahurangi National Park: Saturday 18 April 2020. Entries open 1 October 2019. New in 2020, by popular request: a 20 km walk option!

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