World Class West Coast

The West Coast of the South Island is a holiday makers adventure paradise full of world class scenery and experiences just waiting for you to explore!

World Class Attractions on the West Coast

  • Explore the largest limestone arches in Australasia in the Oparara Valley at Karamea.
  • Journey down the Coast Road from Westport to Greymouth, rated one of the 'top 10 scenic drives in the world'.
  • Take a step back in time and experience the history and heritage of the West Coast at Shantytown in Greymouth.
  • Experience one of the 'top 6 train journeys in the world' on the TranzAlpine train.
  • Visit Hokitika, home of the world famous Wildfoods Festival and some of New Zealand's finest pounamu (jade). 
  • Check out the must-see Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, two of the most accessible glaciers in the world.
  • Stroll around Lake Matheson, voted one of the 'top 10 most beautiful lakes in the world'.
  • Experience the remoteness of South Westland's UNESCO World Heritage site - one of the world's truly special places.