Westport is based in the North Island on the West coast of New Zealand. The city is dominated by lush native bush, rivers, lakes, and rugged oceans, all overseen by the picturesque Southern Alps. The northern west coast area has one of the mildest climates in New Zealand, which is good for scenic walks, wonderful adventures, and relaxation on its pristine beaches.
There are two national parks, Kahurangi and Paparoa and lush green bush lands, with several walking and tramping tracks providing access to one of the world's most gorgeous natural environments. The forests play host to a myriad of native birds together with rare species, whereas at Cape Foulwind you'll be able to visit a seal breeding colony. Call us at Kiwi travels for more information on Westport, and book your cheap flights now.
If you are the inquisitive or adventurous type, you could take a descend into an underground maze, explore limestone caves, ride the white waters by raft or kayak. Experience the rivers by jet boat, or explore the bush lands by horseback, Argos or mountain bike. You could also raft through the surf on a dolphin watch, tube raft in the glow worm grottos and underworld tunnels, grab a board and surf the massive west coast waves, or take hold of a fishing rod on a hired boat. You could also jump in a unimog and opt to go for a spin. All this and more awaits you here in Westport! Kiwi travels now offers the best fares in town to this destination. Book your flight now.
There are several exciting places to dine, some prize winning, and many others providing local delicacies from the sea, river and land. Taste the variety of local beers from the native distillery, Miners. There are plenty cafes, restaurants and bars in close to proximity to wherever you will be staying in Westport. Dine in a street restaurant, and enjoy a fabulous meal in an uncommon historic building or watch the sun set as you dine over the beautiful Tasman Sea.
The Westport climate is powerfully influenced by the high precipitation from the Tasman Sea, in all months except February being rather wet on the average. The Westport region encompasses a high annual quota of sunshine even with the impact of the westerly winds that flow in from Tasman Sea.
Things to do
- Rafting – Karamea Heli rafting in Karamea national park focuses on trout fishing and big huge rapids, known for its rafting adventures.
- Cape Foulwind seal colony – Visit the fur seals in their natural habitat
- Karamea and Kahurangi National Park – Located on a river between the ocean and mountains is Karamea. It is just 100km north of Westport. The Kahurangi national park is home to the infamous Heaphy track, and encourages the adventurous traveler to explore its magical caves, arches and tropical rain forests.
- Fenian Track – Walk the track to witness the gold diggings and limestone caves.
The city of Westport is lavish in kiwi heritage, from the coming of the explorers to the thousands of gold hunters of the decade, the traders, early settlers, coal miners and farmers. Cultural interpretation centers and museums, together with Coaltown in Westport and also the Reefton traveler Centre Quartzpolis Mine, give a desirable insight into the region's turbulent past. There’s still gold within the local streams for you to experience your hand at panning and you'll be able to explore the recent mines and relics throughout the region. It has so much to offer and so much to explore. Call us at Kiwi travels and book your awesomely cheap flight to Westport now!