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09 February 18

West Coast Mens & Ladies Open Fours - 2018

Main Sponsors Recreation Hotel & NBS Total Prize Money $10,000
03 March 17

Art in the Town

Grey District - Mawhera The Heart of the West Coast READ MORE

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17 January 18

Taste of Summer Now Being Served at Heartland World Heritage Hotel, Haast

Summer is now being served in a fully refurbished Waiatoto Restaurant and Arawhata Bar at ...

The West Coast Wildlife Centre welcomes the 50th kiwi chick to hatch this season


West Coast Wilderness



Try and tame the Untamed I dare u #untamedfridaynz #westcoastnz
Personally my favourite part of the The Great Coast Road is Fox River near the town of Westport. Beautiful views, good swimming, interesting walks and a good community spirit. Photo credit: @adventure.ben #westcoastnz
The Mirror Tarn that’s part of the Oparara Arches area. Many ask us why they should detour to see Karamea, here is just one of the many examples on why the northern part of the West Coast should not be missed. Photo credit to Damien Schwalger and @pauljohnmurray #westcoastnz
Want a special way to remember your time on the West Coast then we highly recommend making tour own creation with Pounamu or bone at @bonznstonz_carvingstudio in Hokitika. #westcoastnz

About the West Coast

The West Coast of New Zealand is an untamed natural wilderness.

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. Discover an abundance of nature so astounding, it’ll leave an impression for years to come.

Key attractions: Oparara Arches, Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes, Lake Brunner, Hokitika Gorge, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, Haast World Heritage Area.
Outline of New Zealand with the west coast region coloured in blue.