Make the most of every day on the West Coast

Get ready for a great holiday full of amazing places and new experiences, with easy, scenic journeys along the way. There’s something special around every corner.

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Hokitika Gorge Walk, West Coast

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Punakaiki Rocks, West Coast

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Oparara Arches, West Coast

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Explore Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast

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Haast Blue Pools, West Coast

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Hiking the Copland Track, West Coast

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Monteith's Brewery, West Coast

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TranzAlpine Rail Journey, New Zealand

Hokitika Gorge Walk

Punakaiki Rocks

Oparara Arches

Franz Josef Glacier

Haast Blue Pools

Copland Track

Monteith's Brewery

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Highlights

  • See epic vistas
  • Travel the edges of the Waimakari River
  • See miles of native beach forest

Proximity

  • By train: 223 kilometres one-way, taking just 5 hours
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Discover Hokitika's rich mining history

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Highlights

  • Hokitika Gorge Walk
  • Pristine blue water & native bush
  • Swing bridge
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Stunning limestone rock formations

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Highlights

  • Pancake Rocks & Blowholes
  • Easy and scenic walk
  • Beautiful views
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Dicover ancient limestone formations & forests

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Highlights

  • Oparara Arches in Karamea
  • Limestone arches & caves
  • Pristine rainforest
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Explore ancient glaciers

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Highlights

  • Walk or heli-hike a glacier
  • Discover a national park
  • Meet the locals
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Easy walks through stunning landscapes

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Highlights

  • Swing bridge & native beech forest
  • Amazing, azure-coloured pools
  • World Heritage Area
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This region is a hiker's paradise

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Highlights

  • Stunning day and multi-day walks
  • Pristine natural environment
  • Friendly locals
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Savour local flavours & craft brews

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Highlights

  • Monteith's Brewing Company
  • Craft beer paradise
  • Taste wild flavours in Hokitika

Start planning your trip to New Zealand

Get closer to New Zealand with this treasured journey from Christchurch to the West Coast. Discover the beauty of Southern Alps, cross high alpine passes, stroll amidst native forests, wonder at blowholes and walk on glaciers.

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