Wake up to the west coast. Explore one of the world's wild places, then grab a latte
LAKE MATHESON

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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23 February 19

Old Ghost Ultra

Old Ghost Ultra - have you got what it takes?
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19 October 18

Westport Whitebait Festival

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The Southern Alps on the West Coast Of New Zealand provide the perfect backdrop to holiday adventures. 📷Photo by @rachealtrail.nz #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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On Fridays we wear pink. Lake Matheson showing off her world famous reflection of Mt Cook on the West Coast of New Zealand. 📷Photo by @weewaaah #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊
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Cheeky Kea, the only Alpine parrot in world, right on our doorstep, the West Coast of New Zealand. 📷Photo by @paul_wildlife #WestCoastNZ
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Cycling in the Kahurangi National Park, the northernmost part of the West Cost, New Zealand.🚲 📷Photo by @teambenter #WestCoastNZ ⛰🌿🌊