Nelson to Christchurch via Karamea
Heading south? Head west on this epic road trip journey from Nelson to Christchurch via the West Coast.
4 hours 35 mins, 318 km
Day 1: Nelson to Karamea
1 hour 28 mins, 95.7 km
Day 2: Karamea to Westport
1 hour 52 mins, 132 km
Day 3: Westport to Greymouth
Explore the West Coast as you drive south on The Great Coast Road, voted by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten drives in the world.
Wander the paths around the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes – the West Coast’s most visited natural attraction.
Take a tour at Monteiths Brewery.
Stay the night in Greymouth or Lake Brunner (Moana).