From Haast in the south to Greymouth and on to Westport in the north, the West Coast offers over 600km of stunning coastline and plenty of places to stay. Greymouth, the largest town on the West Coast gives you the most choice with motels, hotels, B&Bs and holiday parks galore. Or you may want to meander up and down the coast staying at some of the hotels and motels, B&Bs and lodges in Haast, Ruatapu, Hokitika, Fox Glacier and Franz Joseph Glacier. Check out our recommendations below, then get going on a West Coast road trip to remember!
And remember the West Coast you will! Apart from the stunning attractions of the two world-famous glaciers at Fox and Franz Joseph, you have water activities and bush walks in abundance. Check out the pancake rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki, or the gold rush shantytown south of Greymouth, or discover Hokitika’s artistic community famed for its native greenstone, or hire a kayak, or take a guided trip to view the many bird species. Whatever you do, the drive along the West Coast alone is simply stunning with spectacular sea, bush and mountain views at every turn.
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