Trade E-newsletter - December 2023

Kia ora,

On behalf of the entire West Coast tourism industry, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a holiday season full of peace, joy and health, and many unforgettable journeys in 2024.

The busy season is already amongst us, so we have compiled the latest product updates from the region as well as key information about the West Coast that we hope you’ll find useful.

We’ll also be sharing more great content on our social media channels, so be sure to follow us for the latest news and updates or better yet, Book a one-on-one session with our tourism team!

Come Visit Us:


Sydney, 20 – 21 Feb 2024 Our Tourism Team will be representing the West Coast of New Zealand at the TNZ Regional Showcase event in Sydney.

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TRENZ 2024 Famils – West Coast

Wellington, 8 – 10 May 2024 We will be at TRENZ 2024 in Wellington. Make sure you register to our Pre and Post Famils.

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What's Happening on the Coast?

Product Updates:

Helpful Resources:

Five Must Do Activities

Here are five activities we think you should add to your West Coast itinerary this Summer!

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December Road Closure – Arthur’s Pass Route

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be closing SH73, the Arthur’s Pass route linking the West Coast and Canterbury early in December for around two weeks.

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Guided West Coast Excursions

Journey through our Untamed Natural Wilderness with one of our guided tour operators.

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Regional Toolkit Oct 2023

Download the West Coast Regional Toolkit to our Untamed Natural Wilderness.

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DWC Trade Hub

Tourism Trade

Everything you need to sell the West Coast region.

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Image Library

To assist you with your brochures and other materials, we are pleased to provide you with some free assets that you may use.

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Keep in touch:

Here’s a quick reminder of our tourism team:

We are here to help, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our Untamed Natural Wilderness.

Please take a moment to update us with what is happening on your end too, we would love to hear from you.


Want to learn more?

Book an online session with Lara to get a one-on-one session on how to make the most of your West Coast journey.