The West Coast is a region of New Zealand on the west coast of the South Island, its main centre is Greymouth.
Experience the glaciers, Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Enjoy a breathtaking guided glacier walk or thrilling helicopter flights over the glaciers.
The Great Coast Road is a great drive with spectacular mountain vistas, panoramic ocean seascapes and lush rainforest.
A must see one of the most famous sites on The West Coast is the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and blowholes. These ancient formations are a true wonder of nature. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides.
Try the Denniston Experience, where you’ll journey by train deep into a historic coal mine for a fascinating insight into West Coast mining history.
The West Coast is New Zealand’s only source of greenstone with the boulders found in the West Coast rivers. In Hokitika and Greymouth you can take a tour and watch the greenstone carvers at work. Play a game of golf on a local golf course.
After a day of sightseeing in the region relax and unwind in a hot pool or local spa. Click here to see all spas and hot pools located in the West Coast.
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