Haast Heritage & History

Learn about the gold, timber, coal, Maori and aviation history of the West Coast at the many heritage sites on the West Coast.


Haast Heritage Sites

Haast visitor centre

Covers aspects of history from Maori travellers to modern roadmakers.

Hapuka estuary walk

Panels interpret historic aspects of Open Bay Islands, viewed from the track.

Jackson Bay Heritage Sites


The Coast’s most southern settlement boasts its sole sea wharf.

Lonely grave

The earliest known European burial spot on the West Coast.

Information shelter

Interprets history from early Maori to a disastrous Government settlement of the 1870s.


Haast 7886, New Zealand
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