12 days in West Coast Region Itinerary

12 days in West Coast Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Westport
— 1 day
2
Greymouth
— 3 nights
3
Fox Glacier
— 5 nights
4
Haast
— 3 nights

1
day
Westport

Westport ©
Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along Cape Foulwind Walkway, then let the river carry you with Underworld Adventures Ltd, and then make a trip to Mitchells Gully Gold Mine.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Westport journey planning website.

Rangiora to Westport is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Greymouth.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Charleston
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Underworld Adventures Ltd ©
Underworld Adventures Ltd
Cape Foulwind Walkway ©
Cape Foulwind Walkway
Mitchells Gully Gold Mine ©
Mitchells Gully Gold Mine

3
nights
Greymouth

Greymouth ©
Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greymouth: Punakaiki (Truman Track, Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk, &more) and Hokitika (Glow Worm Dell, Hokitika Craft Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Shantytown Heritage Park, take a memorable tour with On yer bike! Adventures, and hike along Coal Creek Track.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Greymouth tour app.

Getting from Westport to Greymouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Greymouth

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Hokitika, Punakaiki, Coal Creek Track
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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk ©
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
Hokitika Gorge Walk ©
Hokitika Gorge Walk
Truman Track ©
Truman Track

5
nights
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fox Glacier: Franz Josef (Sentinel Rock Walk & Franz Josef Glacier). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with Skydive Fox Glacier, take a memorable tour with Across Country Quad Bikes, hike along Mount Fox Route, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fox Glacier day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Greymouth to Fox Glacier takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Haast.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:
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Skydive Fox Glacier ©
Skydive Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk

3
nights
Haast

Haast ©
Haast is an area in the Westland District territorial authority on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Haast is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Monro Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring Billy Falls, trek along Ship Creek Walks, and stop by Aotearoa Gemstones.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Haast trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Fox Glacier to Haast in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haast

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Monro Beach, Bruce Bay, Fantail Falls
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Waiatoto River Safari ©
Waiatoto River Safari
Monro Beach ©
Monro Beach
Bruce Bay ©
Bruce Bay