About the West Coast
Sparsely populated and seemingly a million miles away from civilisation, the West Coast offers some of New Zealand’s most ruggedly beautiful scenery – from dense primeval forests and scarred mining settlements, to glaciers and pounding surf beaches.
The West Coast is split into a number of distinct districts. The Buller District stretches from stunning coastline through to the inner alpine ranges of the island. At the northern end, nestled between impenetrable forest and the Tasman Sea, is Karamea, entry point to the popular Heaphy Track. Inland, Springs Junction or Reefton are popular pit-stops for coast-to-coast travellers.