North Island's West Coast Travel Guide


Plan Your North Island's West Coast Vacation

The North Island's West Coast encompasses a diversity of landscapes: top surfing beaches; world-renowned limestone caves; and two national parks, one centered on a volcanic mountain, the other on a wilderness river.


North Island's West Coast Hotels

Bed-and-breakfasts are often stylishly converted country homesteads; sometimes they're custom built. There are also luxury... read more


North Island's West Coast Restaurants

Throughout western North Island, provincial city restaurants and small, tourist-town cafés feature an overall... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in North Island's West Coast

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


North Island's West Coast Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Caving: Waitomo's underground landscape encompasses miles of passageways, streams, limestone formations, fossils, and glowworms.... Read more

  • Egmont National Park

    The volcanic mountain Taranaki, also known as Mt. Egmont, dominates the landscape, the weather, and the history of the region. New... Read more

  • Whanganui National Park

    The Whanganui, New Zealand's longest navigable river, cuts its way through a vast remote wilderness, the single largest tract of lowland... Read more


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