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
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 . . .
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 . . .
Enjoy the relaxing seaside setting at Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. Our park is situated on the beachfront at Carters Beach. . . . More . . .
Do what the locals do on the Central West Coast. Read the story . . .
Discover fascinating stories of real New Zealanders and experience a recreated gold-rush village just 10kms south of Greymouth. West Coast isolation, extreme weather and rugged . . . More . . .
The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. 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 . . .
Do what the locals do in Westland. Read the story . . .
Our motels are set in spacious grounds surrounded by mature trees. Comfort, space and style in 17 ground-floor units, studio and family-size. . . . 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 . . .
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 . . .
Westland Tai Poutini is an area of majestic primaeval vistas: snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers, forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands... Read the story . . .
We offer Free Wi-Fi, only 50 meters to a nice restaurant and bar, just 600 meters from the beach so you can enjoy our stunning . . . 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 are situated on Palmerston Street (main street of Westport) only 20m to the start of town centre, restaurants, nightlife etc. . . . More . . .
The Grand Traverse is a stunning scenic flight that explores the Aoraki Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini national park, covering about 200km of unforgettable scenery. Read the story . . .