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Mar 25 2020
Coronavirus.webp West Coast support following Coronavirus impact

DWC is here to help get through Alert Level 4 with resources to support West Coast businesses and advise about multi-agency responses.

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Mar 22 2020
Paparoa Track - Nimmo Photography.PNG DOC to cancel bookings and temporarily close visitor centres

For the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, DOC is temporarily closing its visitor centres to the public from today, and from tomorrow will be cancelling all hut and campsite bookings

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Mar 20 2020
West Coast Wilderness Trail - Cycle Journeys (7).jpg West Coast cycle trails that will spin your wheels

You are spoiled for choice when it comes to cycle trails on the West Coast.

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Mar 20 2020
Skydive Franz 2019 West Coast must-do adventure activities

Here are some must-do adventure activities to put on your list when planning your travel through the West Coast.

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Mar 20 2020
Mountain Jade Hokitika (3).jpg Tips to shopping local

During these extraordinary events for the world with Coronavirus, there's no better time for Coasters to keep calm, carry on, and support our local businesses!

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Mar 17 2020
Lake Matheson, Glacier Country Top West Coast Instagram spots

The West Coast is home to some truly memorable views. From the Southern Alps to the Tasman Ocean, the region is full of Instagram-able locations.

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Mar 02 2020
resized-_DSC1724 (1).jpg Six foods to sink your teeth into at Wildfoods Festival

It’s that time of the year again, the famous Hokitika Wildfoods Festival brings a wide array of exotic (and wild) foods to the Cool Little Town, for visitors to test their taste buds on.

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Feb 28 2020
Paparoa Track - Nimmo Photography.PNG Paparoa Track to fully open 1 March

The Paparoa Track, New Zealand’s newest Great Walk, will fully open on 1 March, and this is being marked with the unveiling tomorrow of three hand carved waharoa, or entranceways at the three entry points to the track.

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Feb 11 2020
Campervan-Photo-Juergen-Schacke.JPG Hokitika Wildfoods Festival: Where to campervan

Accommodation can be a challenge when attending the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, but if you’re in a campervan or have a tent handy, there are several spots around the Cool Little Town for you to set up camp and enjoy the festivities.

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Feb 05 2020
Cycle Journeys Cycle Journeys achieves Qualmark Gold Award

Cycle Journeys have been awarded the Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award.

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Jan 20 2020
Scenic Hotel Group.JPG West Coast glacier holiday up for grabs to aid Samoa

An online auction for an incredible holiday in New Zealand's pristine Glacier Country is being held to raise funds for Samoa.

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Jan 17 2020
Franz Josef Glacier Guides Visitor numbers bounce back in Franz Josef

The Department of Conservation’s latest track counter data for the Franz Josef Glacier Valley recorded its busiest day ever with 7,137 visiting on 1 January 2020.

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