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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Hokitika 5

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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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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

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The preserved hulk of the Edwin Fox, now the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, demonstrates just how young New Zealand's European settlement...

Kahikatea Flat DOC Campsite

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Kahikatea Flat, a delightful campground hidden in a beech forest clearing beside the Pelorus River, is part of a reserve. It's in a quiet...

Lochmara Lodge Wildlife Recovery & Arts Centre

  • Local Interest–Sight

Take the short boat ride out to Lochmara Lodge to explore this delightful enclave on the shore of Lochmara Bay. Follow the bushwalks...

Marlborough Sounds

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Picton is the base for cruising in the Marlborough Sounds, the labyrinth of waterways that formed when the rising sea invaded a vast...

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

The Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve is about halfway between both Picton and Nelson, and Blenheim and Nelson, on State Highway 6. It's...

Queen Charlotte Drive

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

The main road out of Picton, SH1, heads directly to Blenheim. If you're heading west toward Havelock and Nelson, and don't mind a slower,...