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West Coast Region
Set off on an active outdoor holiday in West Coast Region, a sparsely populated adventurer's playground with glaciers, rainforests, and other dramatic geological features. The long, narrow stretch of land is best experienced with your own transport, given the many things to do and the minimal infrastructure blotting the landscape. On the whole, West Coast Region remains wild and full of captivating vistas--of land, sea, and snow--with great caving and rafting opportunities. The coastal road takes in the most majestic sights and conveniently connects the region's thinly spread towns. Add West Coast Region and other New Zealand destinations to your travel plans using our New Zealand online day trip planner.
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Top West Coast Region tours
Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $58
Duration: 3 hours
Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $334
Duration: 40 minutes
Places to visit in West Coast Region
Fox Glacier BEST FOR: World heritage site, Hiking Trail, Scenic Walking Area Franz Josef BEST FOR: World heritage site, Geologic Formation, Spa Hokitika BEST FOR: Wildlife Area, Beach, Art Gallery Greymouth BEST FOR: Brewery, Historic Site, Gift & Specialty Shop Punakaiki BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Hiking Trail, Cave
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