The Ultimate West Coast trip
This touring route will take you through the entire West Coast of New Zealand, stopping by some of our famous iconic spots.
39 mins, 46.3 km
Day 1: TranzAlpine to Greymouth, then drive to Punakaiki
Make your way to Lake Brunner that is famous for brown trout that die of old age, great food and accommodation. Fancy a walk or lake exploration there's plenty of that, click here for more information. You could stay up to two days here, book your accommodation in advance
Around Grey District
2 hours 14 mins, 151 km
Day 2: Punakaiki to Karamea
Continue north to Charleston and try cave rafting with Underworld Adventures.
Explore the art deco town of Westport and its estuary.
Make the journey along the winding coastline into Karamea.
Explore the 40 million year-old limestone arches with a guided eco tour in the Oparara Basin.
Jet along the Karamea River in a boat or explore Scott's Beach.
Around Westport and Karamea
2 hours 26 mins, 174 km
Day 3: Karamea to Reefton
1 hour 28 mins, 116 km
Day 4: Reefton to Hokitika
2 hours 4 mins, 158 km
Day 5: Hokitika to Fox Glacier
1 hour 28 mins, 119 km
Day 6: Fox Glacier to Haast
Experience the thrill of skydiving with Skydive Fox.
Take an adventure and do a Heli-Hike on Fox Glacier.
Venture south towards Haast, stop in at the Salmon Farm near Lake Paringa for a bit and to feed the salmon.
Jet in to the UNESCO World Heritage area across its waters with Waiatoto River Safari.
Fly above Mt Aspiring National Park with Haast Heliservices to the Hanging Lakes.
Stay the night, continue in the morning through to Wanaka.