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West Coast Regions

The West Coast region reaches from Kahurangi Point in the north to Awarua Point in the south, a distance of 600 km. There’s so much to see, you’ll find that discovering the treasures of the West Coast can take awhile, be prepared to stay longer!

Glacier Country

Glacier Country is a unique area where you can enjoy the freedom to explore New Zealand’s most diverse, unaltered natural landscapes - from the mountains and glaciers to the sea - and to immerse yourself in pure nature.

Franz Josef Glacier
Beach Karamea


The spectacularly scenic Northern West Coast region is well known for its rich coal mining history in addition to its abundant unique natural attractions and warm, mild weather.

Oparara Arches

Experience limestone arches, caves, whiskey coloured rivers and lake and rainforest all within the Kahurangi National Park on the West Coast.

Oparara Arches, Karamea
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes - 0920


Home of the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Get there via the Great Coast Road, one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in the world!

Lake Brunner, Moana

Lake Brunner is the largest lake in the region with year-round trout fishing.

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There is plenty to do with a large artisan community, interesting history and mountains, the river, two lakes and the beach nearby.

Reefton - Town of light

The small town of Reefton is a place for everyone to enjoy - be it for a day or two, a week or a place to call home.

Greymouth town centre

Grey District

Greymouth and the surrounding Grey Valley offer adventure activities, heritage attractions and tours.


The Haast region is a lost world that is so spectacular and remote UNESCO awarded it the status of being a "World Heritage" area.

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