Westland: land of ice dragons

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

Wilderness Wings Visit website

Welcome to Wilderness Wings. Come and experience the wonder of the Southern Alps. Fly across the Twin Lakes, over goldmines, deer farms and native forest, . . . More . . . 

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Hanmer Springs: alpine adventures and indulgence

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 . . . 

NZ Rent A Car Visit website

Welcome to New Zealand Rent A Car Greymouth, providing reliable Greymouth car rental at competitive rates.??Greymouth and the West Coast offer visitors many unique experiences . . . More . . . 

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Fitzherbert Court Motel Visit website

Friendly helpful hosts. 4 Star property with with spacious family rooms, 1 bedrooms and studios. Catering for international travellers, family and sports groups as well . . . More . . . 

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South Westland: a wonder of the world

The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. Read the story . . . 

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Heritage Park Lodge Visit website

Welcome to Heritage Park Lodge - centrally located in Haast Township, 200m off State Highway 6, South Westland, New Zealand. We offer clean, self-contained motel . . . More . . . 

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Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Enjoy the relaxing seaside setting at Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. Our park is situated on the beachfront at Carters Beach. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Westland: land of ice dragons

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 . . . 

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Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park is located right on the beachfront in peaceful Greymouth, on New Zealand's unspoiled West Coast. . . . More . . . 

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Westland Tai Poutini National Park: ancient ice

Westland Tai Poutini is an area of majestic primaeval vistas: snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers, forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands... Read the story . . . 

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The Westhaven Visit website

Get it all in one place! You want comfortable, inviting and modern accommodation? Great service? Great location? Freebies? New Zealand at it's most spectacular? Welcome . . . More . . . 

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The Blue Pools of Haast Pass

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 . . . 

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Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef Visit website

Have received Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards for, 2015, 2016, and 2017 in various categories. Aspen Court is surrounded by native bush, and is a . . . More . . . 

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Waiau Glacier Coast Marine Reserve

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 . . . 

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