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Karamea is the gateway to a tramper's paradise. Head off up the track to the limestone arches of Oparara or the stunning beauty of the Heaphy track.
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The small seaside villages of Mokihinui, Seddonville, Granity, Ngakawau and Hector. Like pearls strung along an endless coastline with the high plateau as a majestic backdrop.
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The Buller river cuts through the beautiful pink granite of the Buller Gorge, reaching the Tasman Sea at Westport. Experience caving at Charleston, fur seals at Cape Foulwind and the coal mining heritage of Denniston
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Reefton is a pioneer town born of gold and delightfully preserved. Check out its historic character and charm then visit Maruia Springs to soak away your worries in the natural thermal pools.
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A mesmerising swirl of sea ebbs and flows around pancake-like rock formations. The heart of Paparoa National Park.
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Greymouth is the largest town and commercial centre of the West Coast.
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The picturesque town of Moana on the shores of Lake Brunner. A great place for family holidays with picnics by the lakeside, beautiful bush walks and safe swimming.
More on Kumara
Fossick for gold or start out on the gruelling Coast to Coast run. Kumara is a great base to start your West Coast adventure.
More on Hokitika
Inspired by local landscapes and raw materials Hokitika has a vibrant artisan community. Or for those who prefer a foodie challenge, try fried slugs and chocolate-coated bugs at the famous Hokitika Wildfoods Festival.
More on Ross
Founded on gold, Ross sparkles with a colourful history. Hari Hari is also alive with the pioneer spirit while Whataroa draws those exploring the white heron sanctuary.
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Few sights equal the spectacular Fox Glacier.
A rich contrast of snowcapped alpine peaks, grinding ice and native forest finding its way down to lush farmland.
Franz Josef Glacier
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Where else in the world is it possible to access a magical glacial landscape with such ease? Franz Josef glacier offers an exciting frozen experience. Then head for the seashore at Okarito to hear the calls of rare native birdlife.
More on Bruce Bay
The wild sea throws vast quantities of driftwood onto the shore at Bruce Bay. A tiny hamlet tucked into this sparsely settled corner of Westland
More on Haast
Haast's vast untouched areas of conifer–broadleaf forest, wildlife viewing and back country walks are just some of the main reasons to explore this secluded southern area of the West Coast.