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.
The earliest known European burial spot on the West Coast.
Interprets history from early Maori to a disastrous Government settlement of the 1870s.