Book West Coast New Zealand Accommodation & Attractions
Never more than fifty kilometers wide, the whole stretch down the West Coast of the South Island is home to only 31,000 people. Greymouth is the largest town. Visit the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. These giant rivers of ice have squeezed down the valleys to just 250 metres above sea level. The pancake rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki are among the West Coast’s most famous sights and a definite 'must see' in this region. Only 45 minutes' drive from Punakaiki is the Denniston Experience, where you'll journey by train deep into a historic coal mine for a fascinating insight into West Coast mining history.