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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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25 March 2020
West Coast support following Coronavirus impact

DWC is here to help get through Alert Level 4 with resources to support West Coast businesses and advise about multi-agency responses.

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Events

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26 June 2020
Grey District
Matariki Glow Show

Come celebrate MATARIKI with a giant scale puppet show of magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Māori myth and legend!

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