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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01 April 19

Mobilising te reo Māori around Te Waipounamu

Fush, with the support of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, is going on tour and ...
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02 April 19

Mobilising te reo Māori around Te Waipounamu - Westport

5-7pm, Free
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26 March 19

Road between Fox Glacier and Franz Josef closed overnight due to intense rain

The NZ Transport Agency is keeping State Highway 6 between Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers ...
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TranzAlpine continues to run following Christchurch incident

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New 100% Experience Awards open to celebrate top tourism operators

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The Pancake Rocks & Blowholes are incredible at high tide! Located on the Great Coast Road, West Coast New Zealand. 📷Photo by @jens_breitung #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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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 ⛰🌊🌿