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 17

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Nelson 7

Picton 6

Hokitika 5

Kaikoura 4

Karamea 3

Greymouth 3

Golden Bay and Takaka 2

Westland-Tai Poutini National Park 2

Murchison 2

Motueka 2

Havelock 2

Nelson Lakes National Park 1

Abel Tasman National Park 1

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Waimea Estates

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

One of the largest and oldest Nelson wineries, Waimea Estates has been creating award-winning wines since 1997. The range includes sauvignon...

Wairau River Wines

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Phil and Chris Rose were among the first contract grape growers in Marlborough. Now they produce a notably good range of classic Marlborough...

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

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Imagine being like a bird, able to wander the treetops of the ancient trees in the West Coast rain forest. Now you can, with the development...

Westland/Tai Poutini National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Try to allow more than a day in the region to increase your chance of clear weather. Otherwise, put your rain gear on and get out in...

Wildfoods Festival

  • Festival–Sight

The annual Wildfoods Festival celebrates bush tucker (food from the bush) from the West Coast's natural food sources. Bite into such...

Wither Hills Winery & Restaurant

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Wither Hills' impressive complex is an architectural delight of river rock, tile, concrete, and wood, fronted by a dramatic tussock planting...

Woollaston Estates

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

A stunning place to visit. The state-of-the-art, multilevel gravity-fed winery and gallery of Woollaston Estate nestles unobtrusively...

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 long held in Nelson but now presented...

Yealands Estate

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Peter Yealand has a vision as big as his vineyards, and neither are small. Sustainability is an absolute focus and he has measured and...