Westport

Rain

18°C

Greymouth

Rain

14°C

Hokitika

Rain

14°C

Getting to and around the west coast

Getting to and around the West Coast of the South Island is easy. Two airports, a train, scenic highways, and numerous rental car companies and transport options give you a variety of options for getting to the West Coast. However you travel, remember to allow time for lots of photo stops.

Some things to remember:

  • The Great Coast Road from Westport to Greymouth was rated as one of the 'World's Top 10 Coastal Drives' by Lonely Planet.
  • The TranzAlpine Rail Journey was rated one of the 'Top 6 Rail Journeys in the World'.
  • The West Coast has 872 kilometres of spectacular highways and passes.

Explore your options for getting to and around the West Coast below:

 

 

ONBOARD with the WEST COAST

The West Coast of the Southern Alps recently featured in a great publication by KiwiRail, called Onboard. Find out some fabulous truths just published about us in the latest Spring Edition HERE

 

 TranzAlpine en route to the West Coast