Here's a handy travel guide to the West Coast of the South Island, answering common questions like what's the best time to go, what are the best walks and activities, what's the weather like and where should I stay?
Andrew Wells
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andrew
Listen to an audio interview with MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Marilyn as she tells us all her favourite spots and stories from the West Coast of the South Island. Her favourite short walks, beaches, people and travel tips from 15 years experience guiding on the Coast.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Marilyn at Lake Wanaka
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marilyn

The West Coast of New Zealand is wild place with a fascinating and colourful heritage. We’ve put together a brief history of some famous West Coast settlements – how they came about and what makes them tick, from gold and coal to glass, greenstone and wild venison recovery. 

Author
moatrek

A wild region of extreme diversity and natural treasures, the South Island’s West Coast is home to ancient glaciers, gold mining heritage and spectacular blowholes. The geographic isolation and friendly, down-to-earth locals only add to the region’s charms.

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moatrek