Historic Denniston is a must see on the West Coast
This area has a campsite and short walks accessible from SH6, as well as remote tramping and hunting opportunities.
Travel through expansive tussock downs, lush forests and nīkau palms to the roaring seas of the West Coast.
This ancient kahikatea swamp forest provides a glimpse back in time to what much of the West Coast may have looked like prior to human settlement.
A gentle walk leads to views of the mountains reflected on the still waters of Lake Matheson. It's one of our best short walks.
The area around the Fox Glacier township offers visitors a rare opportunity to easily acess a dynamic glacial environment in a forested area while within driving and walking distance from the main highway.
Explore a limestone landscape of pancake-shaped rock formations, blowholes and surge pools on this short, paved walk that's great for children.
Visit the dramatic location of the West Coast's leading coal mine. At Denniston Coalmining Historic Area, wonderful interpretation panels present historic stories and research about the area.
Explore the coastline while visiting the main attraction - the New Zealand fur seal. A close but safe view allows you to watch the seals swimming, dozing in the sun and feeding their young.
The Franz Josef Glacier offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacial environment, in a temperate environment, while being within easy driving and walking distance from the main highway.
Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams, and an absolutely spectacular coastline, are all packed into one national park. The bizarre ‘pancake-stack’ coastal formations attract visitors to the area.