Some locals say that people who move to Westland are either running away or in search of something.
Franz Josef Glacier and the view to the West Coast. © David Wall
Central West Coast District
Westland / Glacier Country District
As found West Coast gold nuggets and flakes crafted into stunning jewellery.?Westland's rich gold-mining story comes to life as beautiful gold nugget jewellery crafted from . . . 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 . . .
Buller Court on Palmerston is a Qualmark rated 4 plus star motel, with the convenience of a central location while offering accommodation away from the . . . More . . .
Do what the locals do on the Central West Coast. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. Read the story . . .
Spacious, clean and comfortable units situated in established gardens with impressive views up towards the Southern Alps.. . . . More . . .
Do what the locals do in Westland. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
At 110m long, the Swingbridge is an experience in itself. You can take beautiful photos of the mighty Buller River and the spectacular pink granite . . . 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 Glacier
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 . . .
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 . . .
Experience New Zealand's spectacular alpine scenery on the famous "Grand Traverse" flight of a lifetime. Every seat has a window - get the big picture! . . . 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 . . .