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
Quiet location adjacent to the beach. Inground swimming pool (seasonal) self-contained motel units and cottages campervan parks and standard cabins. Childrens play area - short . . . 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 TOP 10 Holiday Park is situated in a quiet rural setting with magnificent glacier and mountain views. We have a wide range of . . . More . . .
Do what the locals do on the Central West Coast. Read the story . . .
Enjoy the relaxing seaside setting at Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. Our park is situated on the beachfront at Carters Beach. . . . More . . .
The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. Read the story . . .
Character home in a tranquil garden setting with a range of rooms to suit every budget and group configuration, and within easy walking distance to . . . More . . .
Do what the locals do in Westland. Read the story . . .
Welcome to Westport Holiday Park. Our park is ideally situated only a few minutes' walk from the town centre, set in 5 hectares of quiet, . . . 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 . . .
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 . . .
Westland Tai Poutini is an area of majestic primaeval vistas: snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers, forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands... 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 . . .
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 . . .
Manager Paula would like to welcome you to Buller Bridge Motel in Westport, New Zealand. Nestled amongst native bush and attractive surrounds, our Westport motel . . . 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 . . .