Travel to West Coast

Just three hours from Australia's east coast, you can arrive in Christchurch, jump in a car or hop on a train to discover the West Coast. Read our practical travel advice before you depart.

At just 3 hours from Australia's east coast, you can arrive in Christchurch, jump in a car or hop on a train to discover the West Coast. Read our practical travel advice before you depart.

Getting around West Coast

There's a lot to do on a West Coast holiday, all within easy driving distance. The ruggedly beautiful coast features stunning rock formations, turquoise gorge waters and ancient glaciers. Need more inspiration? Check out the Top 10 West Coast experiences.

Time to start exploring

Highlights

  • Rock formations & blowholes (Punakaiki)
  • Ancient glaciers (Fox & Franz Josef)
  • Native forests & lakes

Entfernung

  • By car: 40mins from Greymouth to Punakaiki
  • By car: 2hr 15min from Gremouth to glaciers
  • By car: 30min from Franz Josef to Lake Matheson

Everything is close in West Coast.

Take your time and experience it all!

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To learn more about the area and find things to do, visit local information centres while you're here.

Where to next?

Top 10 Experiences on the West Coast →

West Coast Highlights Itinerary →

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