Capturing the Magic of the West Coast

13 April 2023
Development West Coast
#PrettyGr8Wonders Photo Competition Winners Unveiled

Development West Coast (DWC) is excited to announce the winners of the #PrettyGr8Wonders on-line photo competition, which aimed to celebrate some of the lesser-known, unique, and breath-taking wonders of the West Coast.

Noora Tuikkanen, DWC's digital marketing and communications officer said, "We invited locals and visitors to capture the region's hidden gems, and they certainly delivered."

The competition received around 600 entries, each showcasing the stunning beauty of the West Coast, from the scenic to the quirky. After careful consideration, eight winning photos were selected:

  • Brewster Hut Track by Zhe Min Shao
  • Chancellor Hut by Jenna Pitcon
  • Lake Mapourika by Andrew Creahan
  • Lake Matheson by Danya Meakins
  • Mangatini Falls by Sean Brown
  • Motukiekie Beach by Tim Bond
  • Mt Brown Hut by Zoe Cowling
  • Truman Track by Kimberly Baker

“Each of the winning photos showcased the Coast's diverse beauty, capturing the essence of the region and the special experiences it offers,” Noora said.

The competition was part of DWC’s wider Pretty Great Actually campaign, aiming to keep conversations going among visitors, operators, and locals to reveal the region's secret gems.

“Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the #PrettyGr8Wonders photo competition. Your contributions have helped to further highlight the remarkable wonders we have in our untamed natural wilderness.”

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