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The best

Of the west

World's most accessible glaciers, a UNESCO Heritage area, natural arches big enough to park a truck in, the New Zealand West Coast has so much to offer.

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The Northern West Coast is rich in coal mining history, natural attractions, adventure activities and warm weather.

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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  • 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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  • Top of the South

    Mountains, forests and beaches, wildlife, art and wine meet to create magic at the Top of the South Island. Discover some of New Zealand’s most awe-inspiring scenery, encounter fascinating people, and enjoy exceptional food and wine.

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  • Christchurch to Nelson 3 day 2 nights

    Best to do this trip in the Winter for snow capped mountains. Plenty of photo opportunities on the TranzAlpine!

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The latest


Skydive Fox Glacier
09 September 2019
Inflite expands and acquires Skydive Fox Glacier

INFLITE, one of New Zealand’s leading aviation tourism companies, has continued its expansion in the adventure tourism market with the acquisition of Skydive Fox Glacier.

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Buller Marathon, West Coast, NZ
08 February 2020
Westport and Karamea
Buller Gorge Marathon

New Zealand’s most scenic marathon course starts 8 February 2020. Numbers are limited so be sure to book your place early.

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