West Coast South Island New Zealand map
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.
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