The Best Activities, Attractions & Things to Do on the West Coast

With a wide range of both paid and free activities and attractions spread across New Zealand’s West Coast, visitors are in for a treat!

From the glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef (which offer incredible heli-hiking) to Punakaiki’s incredible rock formations, this region is full of natural wonder.

Whilst travelling along the West Coast, we also suggest you swing by the stunning Hokitika Gorge and pay a visit to Charleston to go black water rafting.

Fishing charters are also a real favourite in the region, as are guided nature walks.  Keep your eyes peeled as you might even spot a kiwi or kea!