Boating in the Buller Gorge provides hearty-pounding thrills. Marine mammals and birds attract nature lovers.  Westport is the last big town before the Heaphy Track takes you beyond the end of the road.

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 Carters Beach near Westport, West Coast  Tourism West Coast

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Accommodation in this area includes a selection of affordable hotels and motels, quirky backpacker hostels and cosy holiday homes or B&Bs. 

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Browse through the diverse range of activities on offer in this beautiful area. There are many to choose from, find your favourite!  

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What to do in Westport

  • Go rafting on the Buller River
  • See fur seals up close at Cape Foulwind
  • Head to Buller Gorge and walk NZ's longest swingbridge
  • Brush up on local coal mining history at Coaltown Museum
  • Peruse the arts & crafts for sale at nearby Granity

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How do you get to Westport?

  • Travel by Plane
    • Westport Airport services the local area, offering flights to and from Wellington on Air New Zealand.
  • Travel by Train
    • There is no train service to Westport.
  • Travel by Bus
    • Westport can be accessed by numerous tour bus operators, or through the national bus network with connections to most South Island destinations.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • There are multiple rental car companies located in Westport offering car and motorhome rentals. To avoid disappointment, these should be booked prior to your arrival if possible.