Media Coverage

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

February 2024

  • 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)

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)

December 2023