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

Picton 8

Nelson 8

Hokitika 8

Greymouth 5

Westland/ Tai Poutini National Park 3

Murchison 3

Karamea 3

Kaikoura 3

Golden Bay and Takaka 2

Abel Tasman National Park 2

Motueka 2

Nelson Lakes National Park 1

Westport 1

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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,...

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. ...

Lavendyl Lavender Farm

  • Garden/Arboretum

Inland and just north of the town center, rows of lavender stretch out against the stunning backdrop of Mt. Fyffe and the Seaward Kaikoura...

Left Bank Art Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

The Left Bank Art Gallery on the corner of Tainui Street and Mawhera Quay is a good place to see and purchase a range of artworks, including...

Mountain Jade

  • Store/Shop/Mall

The largest outlet in New Zealand to showcase pounamu has greenstone cutting and carving areas, and an extensive shop. Two or more...

Ocean Paua

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Jewelry and other artworks at this shop and workshop is made from a range of paua shell, greenstone, and bone. ...

Shades of Jade

  • Museum/Gallery

Owner/carver Jeremy Dalzell has been working with jade since 2000, and brings his personal designs to the quality greenstone sourced...

The Vines Village

  • Garden/Arboretum

Artisan food and craft products are as classy as the local wines in these artisan shops that showcase wines alongside olive oils, fudge,...

Traditional Jade

  • Store/Shop/Mall

This small family business creates carvings and sculptures, and has a collection of raw jade for you to admire. Visit in the mornings...


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