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. more
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
Grey: Greymouthand Moana
Westland: Hokitika, South Westland, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and Haast
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Mobile-friendly - Ideally situated just a short stroll into the main Franz Josef village, surrounded by native bush and majestic mountains, providing privacy for guests in tranquil, peaceful setting. Those exhausted from travel may wish to have a warm relaxing soak in the Glacier Hot Pools Complex opposite the Motel or meet the rare Rowi Kiwi at the West Coast Wildlife Centre.
Mobile-friendly - Aachen Place Motels offers Greymouth accommodation consisting of 13 studio and luxury family units. We offer quality at affordable rates. All units fully self-contained and serviced daily. Continental breakfast available. Restaurant 100 metres from motel for cooked breakfasts/evening meals. Motel one kilometre from town centre. Five-minute stroll to large children's playground, recreational park, swimming pool. Train pick-ups available by arrangement.
Mobile-friendly - Ace Rental Cars is New Zealand's largest locally owned rental car company. Rent the experience. All our vehicles are fully-serviced and maintained every 6 months. Ace Rental Cars now operate seventeen branches across fifteen cities throughout Australia and New Zealand. In addition to the core fleet of older vehicles, the company also provide a Premium fleet, featuring brand new vehicles.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the thrill of riding two-seater quadbikes through dense rainforest and braided riverbeds. Have fun in the sun and see spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the famous Franz Josef Glacier OR as we like to say, the wetter the better to get down and dirty in the mud and water. All wet-weather gear provided and no experience necessary.
Mobile-friendly - Apex Car Rentals has been doing things 'the Kiwi way' for more than 25 years by providing exceptional customer service and respecting the different cultures we work with every day. Choose Apex for your New Zealand car hire and experience first-hand why our customers rate us the best car rental company in New Zealand.
Welcome to Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, conveniently located in Arthur's Pass Village, in the heart of Arthur's Pass National Park in NZ's Southern Alps. 9 warm cosy cabins, all with their own kitchen, shower and toilet. Rooms are fully double glazed and can accommodate 1-5 guests. We offer free WIFI, mobile coverage and extensive information about the area.
Mobile-friendly - ASURE Aspiring Court Motel is situated in the Haast Township and in the heart of World Heritage Rainforest. Family and studio units which are modern, sunny, comfortable and ground-floor. All have kitchens and en suites and are smoke free. Three are access units. General store, card and credit card telephones on-site. Great central motel accommodation
Mobile-friendly - Spacious, comfortable ASURE 4-star rated accommodation in Westport, in the spectacular Northern West Coast. Great stop-over between the glaciers & the Nelson/Marlborough areas. Free WIFI, 50+ Sky channels, close to shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Studios 1, 2 and 3 bedroom family units, some with spa baths, and access units cater for all requirements. Free car parking and secure bicycle storage.
Mobile-friendly - Superb accommodation in the heart of Greymouth. Experience excellence and comfort in our high-class range of studios and suites. Friendly hosts keen to assist. Located opposite the Aquatic Centre and the new Westland Sports Stadium and an easy drive to the wonderful natural Westland attractions. FREE unlimited Internet access and online booking. We have it all.
Mobile-friendly - ASURE Highpark Motor Inn is an ASURE 4-star rating Greymouth motel offering fully self-contained, daily-serviced luxurious and spacious apartments, including two access units with European showers and two executive suites with spa baths. Convenient central location in Greymouth, free train and bus station transfers available. Your hosts Lynda & Kevin Tucker promise you a warm welcome and friendly, personal service.
A wilderness adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy an exceptional helicopter flight, then surf, hike, SUP, kayak, dive & fish for fantastic foods. Stay amongst incredible coastal wilderness, amazing chef & fun local guides to ensure the best possible stay. Our tailored adventures depart from Queenstown, with aditional options from Milford Sound and Haast in South Westland.
Mobile-friendly - Awatuna Homestead offers a haven of relaxed comfort with timeless, country elegance in rural surroundings. Villa style homestead with gorgeous well-appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. Our guest lounge is a favourite gathering room to relax, exchange travel stories and share the days photos. Delicious platter style dinning, offers a relaxed ambience and easy conversation.
Mobile-friendly - Located in Hokitika on New Zealand's West Coast is the stunning Beachfront Hotel. Five different categories of rooms from comfortable, elegant street-front Driftwood rooms to modern, luxury and spacious Ocean-view rooms with uninterrupted views of the beach and rugged Tasman Sea. Magnificent Penthouse. The Oceanview Restaurant and Bar, event facilities for weddings, conferences, meetings and parties. Your West Coast accommodation.
Mobile-friendly - Stay at our Franz Josef Glacier motel accommodation and experience our friendly service and modern units at competitive rates. Studio, Spa Bath, Family and Accessible units with free unlimited WiFi. We are located in the heart of the village, an easy walk to restaurants, activities and are just metres to the very popular Glacier Hot Pools.
Mobile-friendly - Our superior smoke free accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. The purpose built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. You have a choice of super-king, king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights. This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4-star quality accommodation.
Mobile-friendly - Bella Vista Motel can fulfil your accommodation requirements whatever your reason for visiting Westport—business or pleasure. A great location with 18 self-contained and serviced units within walking distance to Westport town centre. Spa bath studios and single to king-size beds available. Free off-street car parking and bicycle storage, 50+ SKY channels, Free WIFI. Cooked and continental breakfast. Qualmark 4-star-rated Motel.
Range of warm, affordable units located beside a picturesque river in a relaxing natural setting. Short stroll to the town centre with the community facilities. All units fully self-contained. Nourishing continental breakfasts available. Reefton is close to many natural attractions. A great place to leave stress behind.
Mobile-friendly - Magnificent location overlooking the Tasman with private track for beach access. All accommodation has fantastic sea views. Lie in bed, watch the rolling surf and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the breaking waves. A beachfront haven close to all attractions the West Coast has to offer. Explore the beach or sit back and enjoy the view.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to our beautifully renovated motel in the heart of the Northern West Coast in Westport. All ground-floor, our apartments are new and stylish, but still with those little extras that our guests love! Your accommodation is just a stroll to cafes, bars, restaurants, craft-shops and a short drive from the rugged beauty of the West Coast scenery and activities.
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Freedom camping is permitted in many places in New Zealand but the rules vary in each community. To be certain about local camping regulations, we recommend you check out the freedomcamping.org website and get the Camping NZ or Camper Mate app. You can also ask at an i-SITE or Department of Conservation visitor centre or holiday park. #TiakiPromise
Mobile-friendly - Hurunui Jacks is situated on the West Coast and only metres from the spectacular West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail. Surrounded by National Park - it's 30 acres of total peace and tranquility. Your luxury canvas tent with a cosy tent stove, rests on a private spot on the banks of the Kaniere River, nestled amongst ancient virgin forest.
Mobile-friendly - The Hexagon is an atmospheric, off-the-grid rustic hut, built by an astrologer over 30 years ago. With stunning coastal views, fantastic glam camping facilities, and just 10 minutes from the famous 'Pancake Rocks', The Hexagon is the perfect place to stay on the wild West Coast.
We have an adventure package to suit EVERYONE! Touring isn't just a job for us, it's a lifestyle! We are local, we are fun and we love adventure, so who better to guide you on your epic South Island adventure tour than us!?
Mobile-friendly - Escorted, customised tours driving our Jaguar, MG and Alfa Romeo classic and modern sports cars, or yours. Enjoy up to five different cars touring the wonderful uncrowded roads of the South Island. Day or multi day trips on set dates or to your choice, taking in delightful destinations, riveting roads, characterful company, delicious dining, affable accommodation and stunning scenery!
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Albi & The Wolves
“They carry the folk label but this is folk that someone has tinkered with under the bonnet.” - The Hook, Ian Thomas Albi & The Wolves set fire to stages and fill hearts with hope with their energetic and ...
Where: Reefton Workingmens Club, Reefton, Buller
Address: 55 Bridge St, Reefton, Buller
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 25th May 2022
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 25th May 2022
Wāhine Exhibition Hokitika
Kia ora Hokitika, Wāhine is a touring multi-media exhibition that amplifies Māori women’s voices around Aotearoa, offering our communities the opportunity to be enriched by their life stories while fostering ...
Where: Waewae Pounamu, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 39 Weld Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 9:00am on Saturday 14th May 2022
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 2nd June 2022
Live Music at Monteith's Brewery
Tunes at the Brewery On the last Saturday of every month, we are bringing the tunes to town! Kicking off on Saturday, 28th May when we welcome the acoustic group The Brewery Hill Band. Come on down and get your ...
Where: Monteith's Brewing Co, Greymouth, Grey
Address: 60 Herbert St, Greymouth, Grey
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 28th May 2022
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 30th July 2022
Erika & CoCo Take You To Church!
All-Ages show with drag queens Erika & CoCo Flash all the way from Taranaki. Have a glamourously pink night out with live singing, lip synching, dancing, games and laughter at Sam's stunning Gloria of Greymouth ...
Where: Gloria of Greymouth (Pink Church), Greymouth, Grey
Address: 77 Packers Quay, Blaketown, Greymouth, Grey
From: 6:00pm on Friday 3rd June 2022
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 4th June 2022
The Big Bike Film Night 2022
(Rescheduled from Sunday 3rd April) Prepare to be inspired Reefton, we're riding into town for the first time! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission bringing the best cycling short films from around the world ...
Where: Reefton Community Centre and Cinema, Reefton, Buller
Address: Cnr Smith and Sheil Sts, Reefton, Buller
From: 7:00pm on Friday 10th June 2022
To: 9:30pm on Friday 10th June 2022
Breathwork 2 Day Immersive Workshop
Are you ready to RECONNECT to your true self? To RELEASE the limitations that hold you back from stepping into your full potential and embracing your personal power? & become the Creator Being that you are with the ...
Where: Greenstone Retreat, Kumara, Grey
Address: 45 Greenstone Road, Kumara, Grey
From: 10:00am on Saturday 11th June 2022
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 12th June 2022
Harakeke NZ Flax Weaving - Introductory Workshop
Tutor - Yvonne Hammond NZ Flax - Harakeke is the most enduring of all New Zealand native plants, a natural resource and easily accessible. From plant to product, in this workshop, you will learn the skills of weaving ...
Where: Inangahua Hall, Inangahua, Buller
Address: State Highway 6, Inangahua, Buller
From: 10:00am on Saturday 18th June 2022
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 19th June 2022
Katie Boyle in Pat Goldsack's Swingers Club and Brothel
“a pure joy to watch” – Art Murmurs “impossible not to love” – Echoes From The Wings “utterly phenomenal... hilarious” – Theatreview 87-year-old Patricia Goldsack, known as Pat to her friends ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 28th June 2022
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 28th June 2022
Matariki Glow Show
The MATARIKI GLOW SHOW is back with an all-new, giant-scale puppet show for tamariki, educators and whãnau. The Glow Show’s magical glow-in-the-dark characters are getting ready to celebrate with you at 40 theatres ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Cnr Mackay & Herbert Sts, Greymouth, Grey
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 29th June 2022
To: 12:25pm on Wednesday 29th June 2022
Tunes, Songs and Stories from Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes of Canada Grounded in the Celtic musical traditions, Rennie Pearson takes the listener on a journey through history, weaving together tunes and songs ...
Where: Last Resort, Karamea, Buller
Address: 71 Waverley St, Karamea, Buller
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 30th June 2022
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 30th June 2022