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Locations near Westport:
- St Arnaud/Nelson Lakes
- Franz Josef Glacier
- Fox Glacier
(Pop: 4512) is a town on the West Coast region of the South Island of New
Zealand. It is located on the northern bank and at the mouth of the Buller
River, close by the prominent headland of Cape Foulwind.
steeped in history; a visit to Coaltown Museum will help you imagine life as
it was for New Zealand's pioneering coal miners as you walk through a
simulated underground coal mine.
Westport is also known for is
adventure activities of jet boating, white and black river underground
rafting, adventure caving, white water kayaking and rafting and craft.
The town is close to the sea with its own port facilities, so surfing is
available. Besides adventure activities, Westport is also know for its
crafts people, local west coast brewery and gold panning.
served by regular daily
coach and bus services from Westport to Nelson, Greymouth,
Punakaiki, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier and by Air New Zealand Link air service
from Wellington and Christchurch.