About the Region

Franz Josef Glacier

The whole of the West Coast is renowned for its scenic beauty and wilderness with so much for the visitor to enjoy.

Visit the glaciers, bush walks, Shantytown gold panning, fishing, boating, dolphin watching, snow ski/boarding at the near by snow fields.

We have the annual Wild Foods Festival, brewery tours at the famous Montieths Brewery in Greymouth, Jade Galleries, and Art Galleries. There are Gold-shops in Hokitika, canoeing, photography, horse riding and the famous Tranz Alpine mountain train ride across the Southern Alps.

There are mountain treks and walks also and it is not unusual to find greenstone while walking on the local beaches.

West Coast sceneryOpportunities abound for those looking for adventure.

We look forward to seeing you.