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Autumn on the Coast

Ship Creek Walk, Haast

MAKE THE MOST OF AUTUMN'S GLORIOUS GOLDEN DAYS!

Some say that autumn is the best season for visiting the West Coast ... The summer holiday vibe carries right on just with less people around, quieter roads, no rush, more choices for accommodation, activities and eateries.

Did you know that Hokitika and Westport were New Zealand's 10th and 12th sunniest towns in 2023? Just saying.

History lessons on the road

From underground secrets to the bad old days via the Wild West, the West Coast is the place to go for a hands-on history holiday.

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Shantytown Heritage Park, New Zealand's premier gold panning attraction

Go creative on the West Coast

Art is all around. The West Coast offers endless creative inspiration for artists, photographers and your social channels.

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Three romantic short West Coast breaks

Splash out for a special anniversary, or keep it simple and just spend time in nature together.

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South Westland with kids

Bigger, bolder, breathtaking, beyond the glaciers. South Westland brims with opportunities for an all-ages family adventure holiday.

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Golden trails, heritage stays and eats

Gold fever gave the West Coast an early rush of arrivals. Get a taste of golden times in the many historic establishments they left behind. 

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BEST WEST COAST AUTUMN ROAD TRIPS