is relaxed on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island,
and it's the perfect place to unwind and explore a special
place of beauty and history. Take time here - there are a
lot of scenic attractions and adventures that you could miss
if you rush.
Stretching 600 kilometres along the western edge of the South
Island, the West Coast is a rugged, primeval region of contrasting
features - high snow-capped mountains, towering rainforests,
lowland river valleys, dramatic coastlines, bizarre limestone
landscapes, grinding glaciers, surging rivers and brooding
lakes. This is where natural heritage is reserved especially
for you in five National Parks and a World Heritage area.