Here on the West Coast we’ve got pretty great holidays for absolutely everyone.
Explore New Zealand’s highest mountains, heli-hike on gigantic glaciers, jet boat into world-heritage wilderness or hunt for rare treasures deep underground. Or just stay still and soak in natural hot pools, cosy up in cliff-top hideaways or retreat into luxury in a luscious rainforest.
Switch off from social media, free yourself from the family Whatsapp and escape into nature on a West Coast break.
The West Coast national parks are as diverse as they are huge — from palm-fringed beaches to rugged rainforest, alpine adventures to underground exploration.
Leave the highway behind to follow a different byway.
Make a complete getaway. Pedal, paddle, hang on tight, sit back, relax and watch the ripples.
Does an action-packed itinerary fill you with dread? Or perhaps you’re an adventure seeker needing to slow down?
Deliberately de-stress, disconnect and forget about seeing all the sights with our suggestions for some of the most stunning places to do nothing (or at least very little) on the West Coast.
What's your travel style? Do you revel in rustic or hanker for your comforts?
Alongside spectacular scenery that will take your breath away at every corner, the Great Coast Road can dish up the extras in pretty much any style.
Want to get away from it all without going too far out of your way?
You’ll never have to wander far to experience nature on the West Coast because it surrounds you on every side. Our slow lanes are built for your pleasure. Naturally good for you!
Go fishing around the West Coast. Fishy tales, trips and tips to help plan your fishing adventure on the West Coast.
Caught, hooked, netted, trapped, trolled, gathered or just eaten … fishing tales are legendary around the West Coast.