Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

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

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Blenheim 14

Nearby Nelson 9

Picton 8

Hokitika 8

Nelson 7

Greymouth 4

Murchison 3

Karamea 3

Kaikoura 3

Golden Bay and Takaka 2

Westland/ Tai Poutini National Park 2

Abel Tasman National Park 2

Westport 1

Motueka 1

Havelock 1

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Festival–Sight 2

Forest 4

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House/ Mansion/ Villa 2

Local Interest–Sight 3

Mine 1

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Museum/ Gallery 14

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 3

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 5

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 1

Scenic Drive/ Tour 5

Spa–Sight 1

Store/ Shop/ Mall 12

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Trail/ Path 3

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 3

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Waimea Estates

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

One of the largest and oldest Nelson wineries has been creating award-winning wines since 1997. The range includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay...

Wairau River Wines

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Phil and Chris Rose were among the first contract grape growers in Marlborough. Now they produce award-winning Sauvignon Blanc and a...

Wakefield Quay

  • Geological Site

The waterfront area along the quay has been developing steadily for the past few years, and now has several cafés, along with a promenade...

West Coast Treetop Walk and Cafe

  • Forest

Imagine being like a bird, able to wander the treetops of the ancient trees in the West Coast rain forest. Now you can, on this 1,500-foot...

Westland Greenstone

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Westland Greenstone is a long-established gallery, in business since 1962. There is an interesting walk-through workshop where you can...

Westland/Tai Poutini National Park

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Some wonderful walks follow the glacial valleys, bringing you to viewpoints within 500 feet or so of the glaciers. Topping the list,...

Wildfoods Festival

  • Festival–Sight

This annual event celebrates bush tucker (food from the bush) from the West Coast's natural food sources. Bite into such delectables...

Wither Hills Winery & Restaurant

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

At this impressive complex of river rock, tile, concrete, and wood, fronted by dramatic plantings, the three-story tower gives a commanding...

World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum (WOW)

  • Museum/Gallery

Wacky and wonderful, this museum displays garments from the World of WearableArt Awards Show, an event pioneered in Nelson but now presented...

Yealands Estate

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Peter Yealand has a vision as big as his vineyards. Sustainability is an absolute priority, and he has offset all greenhouse gas emissions...