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.
3 hours 57 mins, 288 km
Day 1: TranzAlpine to Punakaiki
Explore the short walks in the area, its swingbridges and take a plunge into the largest lake on the West Coast.
Try your hand at fly fishing as this lake is a trout mecca.
Explore Mawhera Quay and a bit of the West Coast Wilderness Trail that begins in Greymouth.
2 hours 18 mins, 152 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 29 mins, 175 km
Day 3: Karamea to Reefton
1 hour 29 mins, 116 km
Day 4: Reefton to Hokitika
1 hour 43 mins, 134 km
Day 5: Hokitika to Fox Glacier
1 hour 55 mins, 144 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.