The wildest side of New Zealand, the West Coast has the power to touch your soul. The West Coast is a place of brooding mountains, icy glaciers and surreal coastal formations. The region is well known for its rich coal mining history in addition to its abundant unique natural attractions. Visit the Oparara limestone arches in Karamea and Kahurangi National Park, check out Greymouth the heart of the West Coast or travel further south and experience the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. more
Discover Nikau palms and semi tropical fruit trees in the north to temperate rainforests in the south. In between are wild coastlines, deserted beaches and dense forests all waiting to be explored by you. It’s the holiday you know you’ve been needing for ages.
Enjoy the 620km journey along the West Coast filled with rich mining history, natural attractions and activities for everyone to enjoy.
The West Coast towns include:
Buller: Karamea, Reefton, Westport and Punakaiki
Grey: Greymouthand Moana
Westland: Hokitika, South Westland, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and Haast
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Mobile-friendly - Ideally situated just a short stroll into the main Franz Josef village, surrounded by native bush and majestic mountains, providing privacy for guests in tranquil, peaceful setting. Those exhausted from travel may wish to have a warm relaxing soak in the Glacier Hot Pools Complex opposite the Motel or meet the rare Rowi Kiwi at the West Coast Wildlife Centre.
Mobile-friendly - Aachen Place Motels offers Greymouth accommodation consisting of 13 studio and luxury family units. We offer quality at affordable rates. All units fully self-contained and serviced daily. Continental breakfast available. Restaurant 100 metres from motel for cooked breakfasts/evening meals. Motel one kilometre from town centre. Five-minute stroll to large children's playground, recreational park, swimming pool. Train pick-ups available by arrangement.
Mobile-friendly - Ace Rental Cars is New Zealand's largest locally owned rental car company. Rent the experience. All our vehicles are fully-serviced and maintained every 6 months. Ace Rental Cars now operate seventeen branches across fifteen cities throughout Australia and New Zealand. In addition to the core fleet of older vehicles, the company also provide a Premium fleet, featuring brand new vehicles.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the thrill of riding two-seater quadbikes through dense rainforest and braided riverbeds. Have fun in the sun and see spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the famous Franz Josef Glacier OR as we like to say, the wetter the better to get down and dirty in the mud and water. All wet-weather gear provided and no experience necessary.
Mobile-friendly - Apex Car Rentals has been doing things 'the Kiwi way' for more than 25 years by providing exceptional customer service and respecting the different cultures we work with every day. Choose Apex for your New Zealand car hire and experience first-hand why our customers rate us the best car rental company in New Zealand.
Welcome to Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, conveniently located in Arthur's Pass Village, in the heart of Arthur's Pass National Park in NZ's Southern Alps. 9 warm cosy cabins, all with their own kitchen, shower and toilet. Rooms are fully double glazed and can accommodate 1-5 guests. We offer free WIFI, mobile coverage and extensive information about the area.
Mobile-friendly - ASURE Aspiring Court Motel is situated in the Haast Township and in the heart of World Heritage Rainforest. Family and studio units which are modern, sunny, comfortable and ground-floor. All have kitchens and en suites and are smoke free. Three are access units. General store, card and credit card telephones on-site. Great central motel accommodation
Mobile-friendly - Spacious, comfortable ASURE 4-star rated accommodation in Westport, in the spectacular Northern West Coast. Great stop-over between the glaciers & the Nelson/Marlborough areas. Free WIFI, 50+ Sky channels, close to shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Studios 1, 2 and 3 bedroom family units, some with spa baths, and access units cater for all requirements. Free car parking and secure bicycle storage.
Mobile-friendly - Superb accommodation in the heart of Greymouth. Experience excellence and comfort in our high-class range of studios and suites. Friendly hosts keen to assist. Located opposite the Aquatic Centre and the new Westland Sports Stadium and an easy drive to the wonderful natural Westland attractions. FREE unlimited Internet access and online booking. We have it all.
Mobile-friendly - ASURE Highpark Motor Inn is an ASURE 4-star rating Greymouth motel offering fully self-contained, daily-serviced luxurious and spacious apartments, including two access units with European showers and two executive suites with spa baths. Convenient central location in Greymouth, free train and bus station transfers available. Your hosts Lynda & Kevin Tucker promise you a warm welcome and friendly, personal service.
A wilderness adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy an exceptional helicopter flight, then surf, hike, SUP, kayak, dive & fish for fantastic foods. Stay amongst incredible coastal wilderness, amazing chef & fun local guides to ensure the best possible stay. Our tailored adventures depart from Queenstown, with aditional options from Milford Sound and Haast in South Westland.
Mobile-friendly - Awatuna Homestead offers a haven of relaxed comfort with timeless, country elegance in rural surroundings. Villa style homestead with gorgeous well-appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. Our guest lounge is a favourite gathering room to relax, exchange travel stories and share the days photos. Delicious platter style dinning, offers a relaxed ambience and easy conversation.
Mobile-friendly - Located in Hokitika on New Zealand's West Coast is the stunning Beachfront Hotel. Five different categories of rooms from comfortable, elegant street-front Driftwood rooms to modern, luxury and spacious Ocean-view rooms with uninterrupted views of the beach and rugged Tasman Sea. Magnificent Penthouse. The Oceanview Restaurant and Bar, event facilities for weddings, conferences, meetings and parties. Your West Coast accommodation.
Mobile-friendly - Stay at our Franz Josef Glacier motel accommodation and experience our friendly service and modern units at competitive rates. Studio, Spa Bath, Family and Accessible units with free unlimited WiFi. We are located in the heart of the village, an easy walk to restaurants, activities and are just metres to the very popular Glacier Hot Pools.
Mobile-friendly - Our superior smoke free accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. The purpose built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. You have a choice of super-king, king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights. This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4-star quality accommodation.
Mobile-friendly - Bella Vista Motel can fulfil your accommodation requirements whatever your reason for visiting Westport—business or pleasure. A great location with 18 self-contained and serviced units within walking distance to Westport town centre. Spa bath studios and single to king-size beds available. Free off-street car parking and bicycle storage, 50+ SKY channels, Free WIFI. Cooked and continental breakfast. Qualmark 4-star-rated Motel.
Fantastic opportunity to purchase a desirable motel complex on the delightful, picturesque West Coast of New Zealand. Situated on a very popular & strategic tourist route close to some of the finest scenic features in New Zealand. In the heart of Reefton this complex is well serviced by a thriving small town. This represents great value – be in!
Mobile-friendly - Magnificent location overlooking the Tasman with private track for beach access. All accommodation has fantastic sea views. Lie in bed, watch the rolling surf and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the breaking waves. A beachfront haven close to all attractions the West Coast has to offer. Explore the beach or sit back and enjoy the view.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to our beautifully renovated motel in the heart of the Northern West Coast in Westport. All ground-floor, our apartments are new and stylish, but still with those little extras that our guests love! Your accommodation is just a stroll to cafes, bars, restaurants, craft-shops and a short drive from the rugged beauty of the West Coast scenery and activities.
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Freedom camping is permitted in many places in New Zealand but the rules vary in each community. To be certain about local camping regulations, we recommend you check out the freedomcamping.org website and get the Camping NZ or Camper Mate app. You can also ask at an i-SITE or Department of Conservation visitor centre or holiday park. #TiakiPromise
Mobile-friendly - Hurunui Jacks is situated on the West Coast and only metres from the spectacular West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail. Surrounded by National Park - it's 30 acres of total peace and tranquility. Your luxury canvas tent with a cosy tent stove, rests on a private spot on the banks of the Kaniere River, nestled amongst ancient virgin forest.
Mobile-friendly - The Hexagon is an atmospheric, off-the-grid rustic hut, built by an astrologer over 30 years ago. With stunning coastal views, fantastic glam camping facilities, and just 10 minutes from the famous 'Pancake Rocks', The Hexagon is the perfect place to stay on the wild West Coast.
Challenge was formed in 1998 with an emphasis on service that is built on the independence and unique nature of our owner-operated stations. Because we are New Zealand owned, Challenge quickly became a force in the industry offering matching fuel services with a local community feel.
We have an adventure package to suit EVERYONE! Touring isn't just a job for us, it's a lifestyle! We are local, we are fun and we love adventure, so who better to guide you on your epic South Island adventure tour than us!?
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Dr Jeckll & Mr Hyde - Mystery Theatre
WORLD CLASS DINNER THEATRE IN WESTPORT The elegant solution to your end-of-year festivities - Fully Catered Buffet Banquet Dinner - Professional Cast and Crew - Dress up - (or down) in your own version of ...
Where: Art Hotel Westport, Westport, Buller
Address: 10 Brougham Street, Westport, Buller
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 29th November 2023
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
Sound Journey with Sika
A magical evening of visioning and sound. A sonic exploration featuring didgeridoos, frame drum, taos drum, flutes, shells, stones, leaves, voice and orchestral elements. This powerful experience is like a soundtrack ...
Where: Kumara Memorial Hall, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 58 Seddon Street, Kumara, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
To: 9:30pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
Che Fu & King Kapisi As Hedlok / Hokitika
By Hoki! Hip-hop legends to put Hokitika in Hedlok Che Fu & King Kapisi as Hedlok With support from The Nomad Hokitika's Regent Theatre Dec 10th 7-10pm Tickets from Regent Theatre, Hokitika Lions Club of ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
Cancer and Cartwheels
A comedy show about cartwheels, cancer eviction, and Bad and Better wigs. A show about life. Jo was always good at cartwheels. It was her thing. In 1981, Jo did a cart-wheel-a-thon for Telethon. She was that good. In ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th January 2024
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 24th January 2024
Westport Gypsy Fair
The Annual Gypsy Fair returns to Westport Trotting Club, Derby St Westport. The travelling fair has been going for over 30+ years across the North and South Islands of NZ. Come and check out the funky stalls and some of ...
Where: Westport Trotting Club, Westport, Buller
Address: 15 Derby St, Westport, Buller
From: 9:00am on Saturday 2nd March 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024
Greymouth Gypsy Fair 2024
The Annual Gypsy Fair returns to Karoro Domain, Greymouth. The travelling fair has been going for over 30+ years across the North and South Islands of NZ. Come and check out the funky stalls and some of our cool ...
Where: Karoro Domain, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Miro Street, Greymouth, Grey
From: 9:00am on Saturday 9th March 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 10th March 2024
International Conference on Craniofacial Surgery
The Craniofacial Surgery Conference is the premier global event where leading medical professionals and experts convene annually to advance the field. It's a hub of innovation, uniting surgeons, researchers, and ...
Where: Millennium Hotel Paris Charles De Gaulle, Ross, West Coast
Address: Allee du Verger Roissy, Paris, France- 95700.
From: 9:00am on Thursday 21st March 2024
To: 6:00pm on Friday 22nd March 2024