The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is memorable for its mountain peaks, massive glaciers, bizarre limestone landscapes, mysterious lakes and raging rivers, lush rain-forest and a magnificent, wild coastline.
The West Coast contains the largest area of protected land in New Zealand and provides access to five of New Zealand’s 13 national parks. The southern West Coast area has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its uniqueness and recognition as a ‘special place’ in the world.
To this amazing natural landscape you can add great accommodation, fine foods, festivals and first class local guides. You can raft an underground cave, kayak a stunning lake, hike over a glacier, pan for gold and taste the traditional West Coast delicacy, whitebait.
In the townships of Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika, you can discover the West Coast’s colourful past and shop for pounamu (greenstone or jade)—the local treasure that’s only significant source within New Zealand is from the West Coast’s raging mountain rivers. The West Coast is one area of New Zealand you must not miss.
Experience friendly West Coast hospitality when you stay at The Westport Motor Hotel.