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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Picton 8

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Murchison 3

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Abel Tasman National Park 2

Motueka 2

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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

  • Historic District/Site

The preserved hulk of the Edwin Fox demonstrates just how young New Zealand's European settlement is. The ship was used in the Crimean...

Fromm Winery

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Although Marlborough is best known for its Sauvignon Blancs, its reputation for Pinot Noir is climbing rapidly. Fromm pioneered the local...

Fyffe House

  • Building/Architectural Site

Kaikoura's oldest building, erected soon after Robert Fyffe's whaling station was established in 1842, is now a small museum. Partly...

Gentle Annie Coastal Enclave

  • Beach–Sight

On the drive up to Karamea from Westport you'll first pass through a series of sleepy coastal villages at Granity, Hector, and Ngakawau.

Glacier Hot Pools

  • Spa–Sight

After your day on the glacier fall into these pools nestled in a bewitching area of rain forest right in Franz Josef village. The three...

Grape Escape Complex

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Just a short drive from Richmond, this rustic complex is largely housed in a big old farm shed. A few galleries sell crafts, jewelry,...

Hans Herzog

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Therese and Hans Herzog produce a superb range of wines on their organically managed estate vineyard. Standout wines are the Old World...

Highfield Estate

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

This magnificent winery sits high on the Brookby Ridge, with spectacular views over the carpet of vineyards the lines the Wairau Plains...

Hoglund Art Glass

  • Museum/Gallery

One of New Zealand's best-known and longest-standing glass galleries is known internationally for its iconic collectible family of penguins...

Hokitika Craft Gallery Co-operative

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Works from local artists, including greenstone carvings, pottery, woodwork, and textiles, are showcased and for sale. ...

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