Holidays in West Coast

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Top destinations in West Coast

Top West Coast Flight & Hotel Packages

Parkside Motel
Cambria House
Palazzo Motor Lodge
Greens Motel
Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge

Top hotels in West Coast

Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat
4 out of 5
46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$86 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
4.3/5Excellent! (754 reviews)
"The location was fantastic. The environment was clean and romantic . Amazing restaurant they have and the food is delicious worth buying ."

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2021

Rainforest Retreat
Westport Spa Motel
Westport Spa Motel
3 out of 5
239 Palmerston St, Westport
The price is NZ$140 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
4.5/5Wonderful! (223 reviews)
"Room was very clean and tidy and had everything thing we needed, motel was central to everything in town, sky tv was great, shower gel in shower needed to be topped up Overall a great stay would definitely stay here again"

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2021

Westport Spa Motel
Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
16 Richards Drive, Hokitika
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$101 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
4.4/5Excellent! (513 reviews)
"Sea view"

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2021

Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
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Top activities in West Coast

West Coast New Zealand

Find wild coastlines and awe-inspiring glaciers in this remote area of New Zealand where the Southern Alps tower over green forests.

Journey through West Coast New Zealand to embrace a forested wilderness. Indulge in a gourmet dining experience by the fire. Walk over the creaking ice of an ancient glacier, cruise down blue-green rivers and soak in hot thermal pools.

Pull on warm clothes and visit the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. These spectacular glaciers are located about 23 kilometres (14 miles) apart on the main coastal highway. Walk to them via lush rainforest trails. Get the best views on an exciting helicopter tour through mountains and over sparkling ice.

Luxuriate in the steaming waters of nearby Glacier Hot Pools at Franz Josef town. Relax in the peaceful environment of natural thermal springs while surrounded by delicate forest ferns. Pay entry fees on arrival or book ahead in high season to guarantee entrance.

Stay in the pretty town of Karamea to explore its beautiful natural landscape. Hike part of the famous Heaphy Track for a day or book overnight huts for a 5-day adventure. The track is suitable for families.

Visit the Oparara Valley at the southern border of the incredible Kahurangi National Park, a short drive from Karamea. Here, find the amazing Honeycomb Hill Caves and the limestone Oparara Arch and Moria Gate Arch. See the blowholes of Punakaiki along the coast.

Be amazed by vivid blue-green waters in the Hokitika Gorge located 33 kilometres (20 miles) from the picturesque farming town of Hokitika. The easy entry track has wheelchair access and unforgettable views. Try a whitewater kayak trip near the gorge for an excitement-filled day.

Experience stunning scenery at the Cape Foulwind Seal Colony. Watch entertaining marine mammals playing in rock pools and basking in the sun. Sunsets are particularly spectacular so bring your camera to take amazing photos.

Access West Coast New Zealand most easily by car or bus. It contains some of the country’s best scenic drives. Stop at the excellent accommodation options and restaurants throughout the region while you enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

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