Discover West Coast

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Where to find us

The West Coast is 3 hours drive from Christchurch Airport. Air New Zealand has daily flights from Christchurch and Wellington, the Tranz Alpine train journey arrives daily, there are regular coach services and rental cars available.

Scenic Highlights

The sheer diversity of the scenery along the Coast will take your breath away from magnificent alpine vistas from the Tranz Alpine Rail journey to the spectacular coastline, rain forests, glaciers and lush farmland intersected by braided rivers and rushing mountain streams.
What’s on

Kumara, Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport Races
January    

Around Brunner & Coast Road Cycle Races 
January & November                                                           

Buller Gorge Marathon
February

Speights Coast to Coast Multi Sport Race 
February                                                                                           

Hokitika Wild Foods Festival
March                                                                                              

Greymouth Motorcycle Street Races
October

Conference Venues & Facilities

The West Coast has some very different venues like Shantytown Heritage Village & Events Centre, Monteiths Brewery, Regent Theatre and the Solid Energy Events Centre as well as conference rooms in the major hotels and motels. For something different start your ‘meeting on the move’ in Christchurch aboard the Tranz Alpine train with themed carriages. For the incentive market there are venues like a 5 star hotel, resort hotels and upmarket lodges.

Accommodation

Around the northern & central West Coast there are hotels, motels, boutique hotels and apartment styled accommodation venues for delegates. These are found in Westport, Hokitika and Greymouth and are ideal for the meetings market. In “Glacier Country”  there are upmarket hotels, motels and apartments which are perfect for the incentive markets.

Unforgettable Experiences

Starting in the North, tour the impressive Oparara limestone arches near Karamea, go down a working coal mine at Denniston, see massive glowworm caves at Charleston and seals on the beach at Tauranga Bay near Westport. Don’t miss the famous Punakaiki Pancake rocks and blow holes, a range of great cycle tracks around Reefton, the West Coast Wilderness Trail, outstanding trout fishing at Lake Brunner, gold heritage and adventure around Greymouth, Hokitika the home of pounamu (NZ Jade), the magnificent Glaciers and the amazing jet boat safaris near Haast plus the remote Jacksons Bay. The West Coast has a range of adventure activities including skydiving, white water rafting, kayaking quad bikes & 4WD, underground caving, glacier hiking, helicopter & fixed wing scenic flights, wildlife viewing and horse trekking to name a few.