West Coast

Rejuvenate

From its stunning coastline to the dramatic peaks of the Southern Alps, the West Coast is a place of stunning natural beauty and the perfect place to treat yourself and truly relax.

Marvel over the ancient limestone formations as you drive along one of the world’s most scenic coastal roads and stop at Punakaiki for a short stroll to see the impressive pancake rocks and blowhole, or walk or paddle up the peaceful Porarari River Track.

Relax and soak in the geothermal baths at Mairua Hot Springs. And choose from a number of eco-lodges nestled deep in the wild West Coast forest complete with luxury spas, cosy bars, yoga and meditation classes, stunning cuisine and mountain views.

Pancake Rocks

Be sure to stop in at the Pancake Rocks and blowholes in Punakaiki, for a closer look at these natural wonders, created by the forces of nature. This easy walk with interpretive panels is the ideal place to stretch the legs with incredible views over the Tasman Sea.

Pancake Rocks

Ocean View Retreat

Perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the best of Punakaiki, the 4-star waterfront Ocean View Retreat is one of the best ways to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the West Coast. A highlight of staying here is enjoying a sunset dinner in their restaurant “on the beach”.

Ocean View Retreat

Tranzalpine Train

For magical mountain views and a journey through New Zealand’s pioneer history, jump on board the Tranzalpine Train. Billed as one of the world's great train journeys, covering 223 kilometres, the TranzAlpine train travels coast-to-coast through the Great Divide and the indomitable spine of mountains that partitions New Zealand's South Island.

Tranzalpine Train

Rimu Lodge

Rimu Lodge is the only Qualmark 5 star lodge on the West Coast. Nestled in a stunning landscape of pristine forest and majestic mountain ranges, it’s the ideal place to soak up the peace and tranquility of this architecturally designed lodge.

Rimu Lodge

Maruia Hot Springs

Immerse yourself in an authentic, natural and pure thermal mineral water experience at Maruia Hot Springs. Stay the night and relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit; treat yourself to an indulgent massage or spa treatment and enjoy a carefully crafted meal, featuring fresh organic ingredients from local suppliers.

Maruia Hot Springs

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