For a bach on the West Coast, select your perfect stay from this list of baches, cribs and holiday homes.
The West Coast region of New Zealand is known as a wild frontier, renowned for its rivers, rainforests, glaciers and amazing geology. Despite its size, it is still home to only about 31,000 residents. The Maori people were first to discover the West Coast whilst searching out pounamu (nephrite jade or greenstone), followed by European settlers searching for gold in the 1860s, who then settled on into farming and forestry.
The West Coast is isolated from the rest of New Zealand by the Southern Alps, leaving it amazingly untouched. The region offers visitors an array of unspoiled natural beauty with historic forests, spectacular mountains and icy glaciers. It is home to 5 of New Zealand's National Parks as well as the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. For wildlife watchers, you may spot many of the native species in their natural habitats including kiwis, penguins, dolphins, fur seals and more.
The West Coast is often also seen as an adventure playground with activities including jet boating, glacier walks (Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers), surfing and white water rafting. You can take scenic flights over the glaciers, explore limestone caves on a guided tour or even have a go at panning for gold. Towns in the West Coast region of New Zealand include Greymouth, Haast, Hokitika, Karamea, Punakaiki and Westport.
For your stay on the West Coast, you may want a hotel, apartment, bed and breakfast, hostel, camp site, campervan, farmstay, homestay, lodge, motel, holiday park or even a vineyard – simply select your chosen accommodation to view more details.
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