West Coast Events

Everyone loves a good excuse to get dressed up, spend time with the family, eat some good food, get in shape or just have some fun. For what is considered a small region in terms of population, the West Coast of the Southern Alps, New Zealand hosts some major internationally recognised events. Others are small but really unique and interesting. Why not come and experience a West Coast event yourself? And if you have a favourite costume, you might as well bring it.

Browse the list of West Coast events below for professional sporting and racing, music, family, festival, food, art and performance events and much more.

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Every spring on the West Coast the spawning native trout rush from the ocean back into the West Coast river systems.

01 Sep - 15 Nov

Hokitika Tram

Hokitika Gold Rush 150 is a year long celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Hokitika. There are many events planned to celebrate the birth of this fabulous local town.

24 Oct - 12 Dec

Greymouth Street Races

Eight classes of bikes racing through the CBD of Greymouth including our special “Off Road” section for Motards - nothing like seeing bikes fly past the local Police Station at over 100km-plus!

Cycle race1

In 2013 the Source to Sea Cycle Challenge was rated by international cycling magazine www.bicycling.com as one of the top-10 most scenic 100-mile cycle rides in the world. The event starts in the Alpi

Westport Karamea
Cycle challenge coast road

The Coast Road Cycle Challenge is your chance to visit and enjoy some world famous Coast hospitality. Along with the opportunity to cycle what is classed as 1 of the top 10 coastal roads in the world!

Muddy Buddy

The Westport Muddy Buddy is an event for all ages crawling, rolling, piggy backing, leap frogging slipping and sliding through plenty of mud in the Orowaiti Estuary Reserve.

Greymouth Rodders1

Rod Run 2014 Open to all affiliated NZHRA members and clubs. ___________________________________________________________ For detailed information go to MORE INFO

26 Dec - 29 Dec

Interislander summer logo

Get on-track to experience a great Kiwi tradition: a day at the races! Come to Westport for a wonderful family day out. Full betting facilities, food and refreshments available.

26 Dec - 28 Dec

Jade Country
Kumara races 1

A Fantastic old-fashioned country horse race meeting. The main race, the Kumara Gold Nuggets boasts a real gold nugget as the prize. Bring friends and family, enjoy entertainment, food and fun.

mt man 3

New Zealand’s West Coast is the heart of the great outdoors and with the addition of The Mountain Man & Goat race only reinforces the region as an awesome destination for an adventure or 2.

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