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West Coast

Things to do on the West Coast

The West Coast of New Zealands South Island can be breath taking if you get it on the right day.  Unfortunately it gets pummelled by the weather from the Tasman Sea, but when you catch it with the sun out and a warm breeze there is no where better.

The region is one of the more remote and sparsely populated areas of New Zealand.  With a population of only 33,000 people, with 8,200 in Greymouth the largest of the areas towns.

The region reaches from the Kahurangi national park, all the way down to the Southern Alps.  It’s incredibly scenic with its wild coastland on one side and it’s glorious mountainous region on the other covered in much of the native rainforest.

Popular tourist spots include Hokitika Gorge, Haast Pass, Fox glacier and Franz Josef glacier and the Pancake rocks at Punakaiki.

Hokitka
Things to do on West Coast
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Karangahake Gorge
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