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 โ€“ youโ€™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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26 January 19

Westland A&P Show

The Westland A&P Association is a committee of dedicated volunteers who organise and run the ...
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24 August 18

South Island comedy stars in Hokitika

7:30pm - 9:30pm, $20
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20 August 18

Te Waonui Forest Retreat guests embrace mission to save the Rowi Kiwi

With only 400 Rowi (Okarito) kiwi left in the wild, the little brown kiwi, who ...
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West Coast wows international media

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Tourism West Coast announced as a NZ Tourism Awards finalist

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The Heaphy Track is one of the DOC Great Walks that trails through the West Coast (Plus the Paparoa Track opening early next year), with view for days! ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ“ท Photo by @duncwilsonnz #WestCoastNZ โ›ฐ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒŠ . . #Repost #HeaphyTrack #DOC #DepartmentOfConservation #NewZealandTramping #NZMustDo #KiaoraNZ #TakeMeToNewZealand #NewZealandAdventure #IG_NZ
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The TranzAlpine train pulling into the lakeside town of Moana, a trout fishing heaven. ๐Ÿ“ทPhoto by @southproud.co.nz #WestCoastNZ โ›ฐ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒŠ . . #Repost #Moana #SouthIslandNZ #NZ #NZMustDo #NewZealand #NewZealandAdventures #TakeMeToNewZealand #Wanderlust #NewZealandTravel #IG_NZ