North Island's West Coast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in North Island's West Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

Browse Sights

View All 39

(39 out of 39 results)

Fodor's Choice


View All 39

New Plymouth 11

Wanganui 7

Waitomo 7

Palmerston North 5

The Whanganui River and Whanganui National Park 2

Hawera 2

Stratford 2

Nga Motu–Sugar Loaf Islands 1

Cambridge 1

Raglan 1

Show More +

View All 39

Bath/ Hot Spring 1

Beach–Sight 3

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 1

Cave 5

Farm/ Ranch 1

Garden/ Arboretum 3

Local Interest–Sight 1

Market/ Bazaar 1

Museum/ Gallery 11

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 4

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 1

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 1

Park/ Playground 2

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 1

Scenic Drive/ Tour 4

Store/ Shop/ Mall 1

Tour–Sight 1

Town/ Village 1

Trail/ Path 3

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 1

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 2

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 1

Show More +
Best For

View All 12

Family 4

Green 1

Historical 2

North Island's West Coast Sights

Showing 39 out of 39 Results

Filter Results
Clear All Filters

Sort By:

  • Alphabetical
  • Fodor's Choice

Aranui Cave

  • Cave

Eons of dripping water have sculpted a delicate garden of pink-and-white limestone here. Keep an eye out for the resident cave wetas;...

Chronicle Glass Studio

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Wanganui is home to more than 30 glass artisans who exhibit internationally. This studio, owned and operated by Lyndsay Patterson and...

Durie Hill Lookout

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This lookout provides spectacular views, but reaching it—via an elevator that runs through the hill—is something else. On the opposite...


  • Town/Village

For a look at an authentic New Zealand farming town, take a side trip to Feilding, 20 km (12 miles) northwest of Palmerston North. ...

Fitzroy Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Just 1½ km (¾ mile) from the center of New Plymouth, this reasonably exposed beach is easily accessible. You can even come on foot...

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

Regarded as one of the country's leading modern art museums, this gallery boasts a strong collection of New Zealand conceptual, abstract,...

Hollard Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

A detour into dairy country, 16 km (10 miles) southwest of Stratford, brings you to this well-regarded horticultural haven. In 1927,...

KD's Elvis Presley Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

An unlikely find in Hawera, this private museum is devoted to "The King." The collection includes more than 10,000 records, books, and...


  • Beach–Sight

With time on your hands, explore the road from Raglan to this isolated coastal settlement 55 km (34 miles) to the south. It's a remote...

Len Lye Centre

  • Museum/Gallery

Len Lye—a native-born artist famous for his experimental films and kinetic sculpture—believed “great architecture goes 50/50 with...