Cape Foulwind

Summer on the Coast

Cape Foulwind

Endless summer fun and discoveries!

More uncrowded beaches than you can wave a stick at. Tranquil bush-shrouded lakes to fish, swim and kayak; cool tracks and trails to waterfalls, wildlife, underground wonders and breathtaking views. Absolute beachfront camping, sublime photo stops and zen moments in refreshing, untamed natural wilderness. Escape to a West Coast summer!

One of the world’s best road trips

True to its name, the Great Coast Road is well worth the drive. Think crashing waves on one side and lush rainforest on the other, with plenty of natural wonders and special stays along the way.

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Spoiler alert: How to luxuriate in nature

Come home from the great outdoors and spoil yourself at these dreamy 5-star stays surrounded by amazing natural locations. Let the West Coast inspire your next refreshing summer break.

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West Coast Secrets: Summer break in Karamea

A scenic road trip north of Westport, Karamea is a friendly little country town surrounded by soft sand beaches framed with luscious nīkau palms, endless bush trails and natural wonders to discover.

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The West Coast's best beaches

You’re never far from the sea on the West Coast. Explore the best beaches for bonfire building, treasure hunting, wildlife spotting and coastal camping.

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New on the West Coast this summer

Summer is looking exceptionally bright on the Coast with a series of new experiences, new activities and new destinations to discover. 

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Going to the birds on the West Coast

Birds? There’s nowhere quite like the West Coast when it comes to spotting the birds.  

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