West Coast Things to do

No more than 50 kilometres (31 Miles) wide and bordered by the majestic Southern Alps the whole stretch down the South Islands West Coast is home to only 31,000 people. ‘The Coast’ as locals know it, is wild – big rivers, rainforests, glaciers with a small population. But they do have some big local character’s. Coasters are tough like their environment but friendly, coasters are famous for their hospitality and are more than willing to show visitors a good time.

West Coast Festivals

No more than 50 kilometres (31 Miles) wide and bordered by the majestic Southern Alps the whole stretch down the South Islands West Coast is home to only 31,000 people. ‘The Coast’ as locals know it, is wild – big rivers, rainforests, glaciers with a small population. But they do have some big local character’s. Coasters are tough like their environment but friendly, coasters are famous for their hospitality and are more than willing to show visitors a good time, especially at one of the West Coast Festivals where they are known to put their best foot forward. Each year West Coast communities host a couple of fantastic (if not unique) Festivals & Lifestyle Events celebrating the regions diversity and traditions. Here is a list of the West Coast Festivals worthy of a look…

 

Festival Name Date Category
Driftwood & Sand 20 – 26 Jan                Creativity
Hotikita Wild Food Festival                 8 Mar Food
For other Regional New Zealand Festivals

Auckland Festivals                     

Bay of Plenty Festivals  

Canterbury Festivals       

Hawke’s Bay Festivals

Marlborough Festivals  

Manawatu Festivals

Northland Festivals

Queenstown / Otago Festivals

Southland Festivals

Tasman / Nelson Festivals

Taranaki Festivals

Waikato Festivals

Wellington Festivals

West Coast Festivals

 

If one of the West Coast Festivals coincides with you visiting the region and you would like to incorporate it into a self-drive holiday or a privately guided tour of New Zealand, then please feel free to contact First Light Travel – We would love to help.

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Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey
: 16 Nov 2013 (Last updated: 20 Jul 2017)

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