Media Coverage

Recent National and International tourism media coverage for the West Coast:

June 2024

  • The best experiences to do on a West Coast road trip (Stuff)
  • Stride of New Zealand: ancient ‘walking tree’ wins tree of the year (The Guardian)
  • Paparoa Track (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Predator Free Te Kinga (1News)
  • Predator control success boosts West Coast eco-tourism experiences (Inside Tourism)
  • Tree of the Year winner: Karamea's strutting tree walks all over That Wānaka Tree (The Press)
  • Westland Industrial Heritage Park (Seven Sharp)

May 2024

April 2024

  • West Coast promoted to key tourism partners (Tourism Ticker)
  • Maruia Hot Springs: Why you need to visit this South Island mountain retreat (Stuff)
  • From Speyside to Reefton: Scotch whisky expert Gareth Morgan (RNZ)
  • A stroll through nature's tapestry - exploring Point Elizabeth Walkway (Walking New Zealand Magazine)
  • Omotumotu Bush Walk a forest close to Greymouth (Walking New Zealand Magazine)
  • Campervanning in New Zealand: Off-the-beaten track road trips (NZHerald)
  • Building in the branches with Te Aka Treehouse (Tourism Ticker)
  • 5 new gems worth visiting in New Zealand’s regions - West Coast Pies (Stuff)

March 2024

February 2024

  • An Old Ghost story of audacity and community (The Press)
  • Could you build your own treehouse (Stuff)
  • New Zealand has a secret underground city on the West Coast (Stuff)
  • Accommodation in short supply as sporting events take over West Coast (The Press)
  • West Coast's visitor spending rises beyond national average (Inside Tourism)
  • Second Pounamu Pathway opens in Buller (The Press)
  • Pounamu pathway experiences opens in Westport (Tourism Ticker)
  • Reefton’s population nearly triples with motorhome rally (Inside Tourism)
  • NZMCA motorhome event boosts Reefton (Tourism Ticker)
  • Haunted by history on the Old Ghost Road (The Press)
  • Coffee, whitebait and bacon sammies with a view (The Press)

January 2024

  • West Coast visitor spend jumps above pre-Covid (Tourism Ticker)
  • Heath Milne: Development West Coast CEO says visitor numbers are soaring (Newstalk ZB)
  • Mike Yardley: Wild encounters in Glacier Country (Newstalk ZB)
  • Sustainable tourism haven thrives on West Coast (NZbusiness Magazine)
  • A walk on the wildside (Wilderness Magazine)
  • 2024 travel planner: 10 of the best things to do in NZ this year (Stuff)
  • The tourism rebound is in full swing around the South Island (The Press)
  • The story behind Hokitika, its people and that famous driftwood sign (The Press)
  • The story of pounamu, and the West Coast (RNZ)
  • Next three Pounamu Pathway attractions to be even more ambitious than the first (The Press)
  • Going for it: A tenacious lady, an awesome vehicle and accessible trails(The Press)
  • 7 Of The Quirkiest Towns In New Zealand (World Atlas)
  • From Ōmāpere to Riverton: These are NZ's most underrated towns (1News)
  • This is where to live if you want an outdoorsy life (Stuff)
  • Siblings expand hospitality empire on the West Coast (The Press)

December 2023