New Zealand


West Coast

This rugged and primeval region plunges west from the Southern Alps, through rainforest, limestone gorges and glaciers to its breathtaking coastline at the Tasman Sea. Stretching 550 kms from North Cape to Bluff, it covers 5 National Parks and a World Heritage Area. The region is populated by only 31,000 people, known locally as ‘Coasters’ a term synonymous with friendliness and hospitality.

Access to the region is spectacularly scenic, via the Buller Gorge from Nelson, the Lewis Pass or Arthur's Pass from Christchurch or the Haast Pass from Queenstown. The airports at Westport and Hokitika operate regular scheduled services and the daily TranzAlpine Express rail service from Christchurch to Greymouth is rated as one of the world’s greatest train journeys.

MUST SEE & DO

  • Punakaiki: View the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Arthur's Pass: 
  • Enjoy the flora and fauna on one of the many walking tracks 
  • Greymouth: Visit Shantytown, a recreated 1900's pioneer town 
  • Hari Hari: See the White Heron Sanctuary at Whataroa from £39 
  • Hokitika: Explore the gold, jade and craft studios
Wilderness Lodge

Arthurs Pass: Wilderness Lodge

Price from £363 per room per night

With glorious views of the Southern Alps and the Arthur's Pass National Park from all guest rooms, Wilder [...]

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Grasmere Lodge

Arthurs Pass: Grasmere Lodge

Price from £695 per room per night

This high-country retreat is tucked into a powerful mountain landscape on a traditional estate farming me [...]

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Ti Kouka House

Barrytown: Ti Kouka House

Price from £362 per room per night

This purpose-built bed and breakfast has plenty of rustic charm matched with meticulous attention to deta [...]

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Birds Ferry Lodge

Charleston: Birds Ferry Lodge

Price from £154 per room per night

The lodge is seamlessly set upon a hilltop surrounded by acres of wild bush clad countryside. Here there [...]

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Distinction (Te Weheka)

Fox Glacier: Distinction (Te Weheka)

Price from £206 per room per night

This homely boutique hotel (formerly Te Weheka Inn) offers excellent accommodation. It is located in the [...]

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Bella Vista Motel

Fox Glacier: Bella Vista Motel

Price from £103 per room per night

This modern complex opened in October 2008 and offers superior, yet affordable accommodation.

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Sunset Motel

Fox Glacier: Sunset Motel

Price from £105 per room per night

This purpose built complex is designed to provide a spacious and comfortable yet affordable nights stay. [...]

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Misty Peaks

Fox Glacier: Misty Peaks

Price from £182 per room per night

This purpose built, luxury bed and breakfast homestay hotel offers you the very best in quality, comfort [...]

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Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Franz Josef: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Price from £376 per room per night

This stunning, unique lodge-style retreat with an energy efficient design is surrounded by native rainfor [...]

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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Price from £197 per room per night

Situated on the very edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, the Franz Josef Glacier Hotel welcomes you [...]

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Glacier Country Retreat

Franz Josef: Glacier Country Retreat

This luxurious lodge is located just 5 minutes from Franz Josef Glacier amidst 200 acres of farmland and [...]

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Holly Homestead

Franz Josef: Holly Homestead

Price from £112 per room per night

The rimu timbers of this colonial homestead seem to whisper history. Built in 1926, it is an excellent ex [...]

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Glenfern Villas

Franz Josef: Glenfern Villas

Price from £116 per room per night

Glenfern Villas offers luxurious one and two bedroom villas ideal for the discerning traveller.  Roomy, l [...]

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58 on Cron Motel

Franz Josef: 58 on Cron Motel

Price from £121 per room per night

This modern accommodation boasts superb facilities to suit all personal requirements and travel plans. Th [...]

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The Breakers

Greymouth: The Breakers

Price from £117 per room per night

The Breakers is located 14 kms north of Greymouth. It is set amidst 2 acres of gardens and native bush ov [...]

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Rosewood B&B

Greymouth: Rosewood B&B

Price from £88 per room per night

This is a beautifully restored B&B, built in the 1920's as a Gentlemans residence, of native timbers [...]

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Heritage Park Lodge

Haast: Heritage Park Lodge

Price from £82 per room per night

The lodge has a spectacular rainforest setting in a quiet location, well back from the main highway. [...]

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Collyer House

Haast: Collyer House

Price from £136 per room per night

Luxury B&B accommodation, designed and purpose-built, and set against a backdrop of ancient rainfores [...]

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Beachfront Hotel

Hokitika: Beachfront Hotel

Price from £144 per room per night

The Beachfront Hotel's unique location on the shores of the Tasman Sea yet in the centre of Hokitika, all [...]

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Awatuna Homestead

Hokitika: Awatuna Homestead

Price from £152 per room per night

An elegant coastal retreat, situated just 10 minutes north of Hokitika offering peace and privacy amidst [...]

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Rimu Lodge

Hokitika: Rimu Lodge

Located on New Zealand's West Coast, Rimu Lodge is a purpose built luxury boutique lodge situated on a ri [...]

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Punakaiki Resort

Punakaiki: Punakaiki Resort

Price from £124 per room per night

This modern, eco-tourism hotel complex is tucked into the northern end of Punakaiki Beach just 50 metres [...]

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Hydrangea Cottages

Punakaiki: Hydrangea Cottages

Price from £109 per room per night

Amidst the native bushland of the South Island's rugged West Coast rests a slice of Kiwi heaven just wait [...]

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Mahitahi Lodge

South Westland: Mahitahi Lodge

Price from £152 per room per night

This purpose-built lodge features native timber architecture and furniture. Wake up to birds singing in t [...]

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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

South Westland: Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Price from £222 per room per night

Located on 4.5 hectares of riverside rainforest in the heart of the South West New Zealand World Heritage [...]

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Bella Vista Motel

Westport: Bella Vista Motel

Price from £82 per room per night

Stay with us at Bella Vista Motel Westport while you explore the beauty and history of Westport and the N [...]

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Adventure Caving

Adventure Caving

Price from £179 per person

Join your guide at The Charleston Hotel to commence an Adventure Caving tour. This is an adventure truly [...]

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Flying Fox: Helihike

Flying Fox: Helihike

Price from £222 per person

This fly-in, fly-out tour combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of a heli [...]

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Foxtrot: Half Day Walk

Foxtrot: Half Day Walk

Price from £67 per person

From Fox Glacier Village, board a historic bus for a short drive through rainforest and into the glacial [...]

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Jumboland Wilderness Adventure

Jumboland Wilderness Adventure

Price from £209 per person

Join your Wilkin River Jets guides at the Helicopter and Jetboat Base, Makaroa, to commence a half day Ju [...]

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Shantytown (Greymouth)

Shantytown (Greymouth)

Price from £19 per person

This is a self-guided tour that includes steam train rides and gold panning (tutored, guaranteed). Shanty [...]

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The Charleston Nile River Rainforest Train

The Charleston Nile River Rainforest Train

Price from £11 per person

The Nile River Rainforest Train recreates a bygone era where bush trams once prevailed. The train provide [...]

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The Grand Traverse of Mount Cook ex Franz Josef

The Grand Traverse of Mount Cook ex Franz Josef

Price from £177 per person

This area promises breathtaking alpine scenery and this unique flight encompasses the Aoraki Mount Cook a [...]

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Twin Glacier ex Fox Glacier

Twin Glacier ex Fox Glacier

Price from £163 per person

Join your crew to commence a helicopter flight over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. Land at th [...]

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Twin Glacier ex Franz Josef

Twin Glacier ex Franz Josef

Price from £163 per person

A Helicopter Line vehicle will pick you up from your Franz Josef accommodation for your transfer to Franz [...]

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Underwater Rafting

Underwater Rafting

Price from £89 per person

Join your guide at The Charleston Hotel to commence an Underworld Rafting tour. Participants are fitted o [...]

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West Coast Wildlife Centre

West Coast Wildlife Centre

Price from £17 per person

This all weather attraction is the official home to the incubation and captive rearing programme for New [...]

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