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

Nearby Nelson 9

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

Westport 1

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Local Interest–Sight 3

Mine 1

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Restaurant–Sight 2

Scenic Drive/ Tour 3

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Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 2

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 19

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Quayside Heritage Area

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During the height of the gold rushes in the 1860s, Hokitika was New Zealand's busiest port, and had more than 100 hotels. Pick up a Hokitika...

Tancred and Weld streets

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West Coast rivers are the source of pounamu (jade), which has long been a precious resource for the South Island Māori people, Ngai...

Waewae Pounamu

  • Local Interest–Sight

Ngati Waewae is the Iwi (tribe) of this area, a subtribe of the South Island Ngai Tahu. The Iwi own and carve all the pounamu (jade)...

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...

Wildfoods Festival

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

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