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Westport is located at the North of the West Coast. The area is dominated by lush native bush, lakes, rivers, and rugged coastline, all overseen by the great Southern Alps. The northern West Coast has one of the mildest climates in New Zealand, perfect for scenic walks, amazing adventures, and relaxation on the wonderful beaches.

With two national parks, Kahurangi and Paparoa and extensive bushlands, there are many walking and tramping tracks providing access to one of the world's most beautiful natural environments. The forests are host to a myriad of native birds including rare species, while at Cape Foulwind you can visit a seal breeding colony.

For more inquisitive or adventurous types, descend into an underground labyrinth, investigate a limestone cavern system, challenge the white waters by raft or kayak, surge the rivers by jet boat, or explore the bushlands by mountain bike, Argos, or on horseback. Raft through the surf on a dolphin encounter, tube raft through underworld tunnels and glow worm grottos, grab a surfboard and ride the big West Coast waves, or take hold of a fishing rod on a chartered fishing boat. Jump in a unimog and go for a spin.

There are many exciting places to dine, some award-winning, and many offering local delicacies from the land, sea and rivers. Try the local range of beers from the local boutique brewery, Miners. Wherever you are staying, bars, restaurants and cafes are always close by. Dine in a street cafe, enjoy a unique dining experience in an unusual local building or watch the sun set as you dine overlooking the surf of the Tasman Sea.

The area is rich in kiwi history, from the arrival of the explorers to the thousands of gold hunters of the 1860s, the traders, early settlers, farmers and coal miners. Historical interpretation centers and museums, including Coaltown in Westport and the Reefton Visitor Centre 'Quartzpolis Mine', provide a fascinating insight into the region's turbulent past. There is still gold in the local streams for you to try your hand at panning and you can explore the old mines and relics throughout the region.




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Dave Dobbyn & Band
NBS Theatre, Westport
Sunday 11 December 2016
The Angels, Midnight Oil and Divinyls Show
NBS Theatre, Westport
Sunday 5 March 2017
Koizilla Blunder Brother EP Release Tour - Millerton
Westport
From Monday 2 January 2017 to Tuesday 3 January 2017
Interislander Summer Festival Westport Trots
Westport Racecourse, Westport
From Monday 26 December 2016 to Wednesday 28 December 2016
Operatunity Presents: That’s Amore
NBS Theatre, Westport
Monday 27 March 2017

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Westport News

 4 Dec 2016 

The Press
New $10m Westport health centre to replace Buller Hospital
The Press
West Coast Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group chairwoman Cathy Cooney said "good progress" was being made towards building the new Buller Integrated Family Health Centre in Westport. The centre will replace the current Buller Hospital and ...

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