Some locals say that people who move to Westland are either running away or in search of something.
A helicopter is dwarfed by the vast landscapes of Fox Glacier. © Tourism West Coast
Central West Coast District
Westland / Glacier Country District
2 minute walk from shops , cafes the beach and all town amenities. Welcome to Heritage Highway Motel. We offer 14 quality 4 star units . . . More . . .
There’s not much better than lounging in hot mineral water when the ground around you is covered with snow and there’s a biting southerly blowing down from the tops. Read the story . . .
Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier, found in the stunning Westland National Park, is one of the most spectacular glaciers in this region. Combine an awesome scenic helicopter . . . More . . .
Do what the locals do on the Central West Coast. Read the story . . .
Closest Motel to Greymouth township offering free transfers from the Tranzalpine train station. Situated on the main by-pass, immediately opposite the station, supermarket and The . . . More . . .
The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. Read the story . . .
All detached ensuite rooms backing on to native bush in a quiet residential location yet only 3 minutes walk to the centre of the Village, . . . More . . .
Do what the locals do in Westland. Read the story . . .
RURAL SETTING JUST NORTH OF FRANZ JOSEF TOWNSHIP. Glacier View Motel is 2.5km north of the town centre of Franz Josef and offers guests a . . . More . . .
Like an unfurling, white dragon, the Franz Josef Glacier flexes and curves between steep-walled valleys. Māori named it Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere – tears of the Avalanche Girl. Read the story . . .
STUNNING AUTHENTIC NZ MADE SOUVENIRSWalk into our shop & into a world of Paua, Gems and Jade, all genuine and made by our talented artists, . . . More . . .
Westland Tai Poutini is an area of majestic primaeval vistas: snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers, forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands... Read the story . . .
Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park is situated in a quiet rural setting with magnificent glacier and mountain views. We have a wide range of . . . More . . .
Māori knew about the glacial defile between the coastal flats of South Westland and the high tussock-land surrounding the southern lakes from their expeditions in search of pounamu. Read the story . . .
We offer the best location for West Coast hotel accommodation. Our unique and convenient location on the beach and in the centre of Hokitika means . . . More . . .
Things to do
Fed by two lagoons and the Waiho River, the Waiau Glacier Coast Marine Reserve forms a protective buffer for these waterways and wetlands. Read the story . . .