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Feb. 6, 2024

Pounamu Pathway - The Museum of Kawatiri is now open

The Coaltown Museum in Westport has undergone a remarkable transformation, emerging as The Museum of Kawatiri, the second experience centre to open along the Pounamu Pathway.

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Jan. 16, 2024

West Coast Business Gets Rare Aussie Visitor

Dion Arnold, the owner of White Heron Sanctuary Tours in Whataroa, recently had a delightful surprise during one of his tours when a rare Pacific Heron made an unexpected appearance.

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Dec. 23, 2023

2023 wrap-up

As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the past 12 months. It's been a year of growth, challenge, and achievement for the West Coast.

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Dec. 11, 2023

West Coast dominates top experiences on visitor app

In a year-end report unveiled by the Roady App, the West Coast emerges as a standout destination, securing top ratings and attracting a significant number of visitors.

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Dec. 8, 2023

Pounamu Pathway set to revitalise the West Coast economy

Get ready for an immersive experience like no other on the West Coast, as the Pounamu Pathway opens its doors to the public in December 2023. The opening of the Pounamu Pathway – a world-class cultural experience that transcends boundaries – sets the stage for a dynamic economic boost for the West Coast.

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Dec. 7, 2023

West Coast successfully engages with Auckland travel agents

Development West Coast’s (DWC) Tourism Team, alongside representatives from six West Coast tourism operators, completed a successful sales trip to Auckland, connecting with eighty of the city's most influential inbound travel agents, and the team at Tourism New Zealand.

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