the west coast

We are lucky enough to call one of the most beautiful and diverse parts of New Zealand home. From towering mountains and glaciers to lush rainforest and rugged coastline, you’ll find some of the most unspoilt and untamed natural wilderness as well as true kiwi hospitality from the Coasters.

Our part of the coast lies halfway between Greymouth and Hokitika and is the perfect stopping off point on the way through to Arthurs Pass(or once you come over from the east coast). A visit to Kumara puts you right on the doorstep of some iconic West Coast attractions and is the perfect place to base yourself for a day or two.

kumara village

Kumara town is rich in history and is proud to be the site of one of New Zealand’s last great gold rushes. Full of tales of hardship and heroism - our past residents certainly lead a very different life.

 

Greymouth

 

Hokitika

 

North & South

Break the journey up or down The Coast at Theatre Royal Hotel. If you are heading north check out the stunning pancake rock formations at Punakaiki or head to the unspoilt wilderness that is the Kahurangi National Park and the Heaphy Track.

Southbound takes you to the world renowned Franz Josef, Fox Glacier & Haast World Heritage Area. From flight-seeing trips to the glaciers, to visiting the West Coast Wildlife Centre or relaxing in hot pools; you’ll be surrounded by some of the most striking natural beauty on offer in New Zealand.