The West Coast Experience
With scenery this amazing, it’s a full-time job taking it all in. Let your professional driver-guide do the hard work while you soak in the visual feast before your eyes.
Welcome to the wild West Coast. Where rugged coastlines and lush rainforest meet snow-capped peaks.
This journey takes you through both Mt Aspiring and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks. Experience the incredible landscapes of lush, dense rainforest flanking the mighty Southern Alps.
The West Coast Experience connects perfectly with the TranzAlpine Train journey travelling between Christchurch and Greymouth.
Your private vehicle and driver-guide will meet you at the TranzAlpine Station in Greymouth after an unforgettable train journey across the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps.
From here, your West Coast adventure begins.
The West Coast is famed for its wildness but also its quirky delights and local characters. With a local expert, you’ll be sure to catch the people and places that make this area so unique, something you would be sure to miss if you were driving yourself or on a tour bus.
The West Coast Sightseeing Experience suggested itinerary:
First stop out of Greymouth for some time on the beach or explore local arts and crafts.
The superstars of the West Coast are Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Explore these natural wonders with a hike up the glacier valley or a flightseeing trip.
Glacier Hot Pools
Hot pools nestled amongst the lush dense rainforest, a unique experience not to be missed.
Bruce Bay or Knights Point
Get up close and see why the West Coast is called wild.
Take a break for a short walk then let your driver do the work along this windy, jaw-dropping road through the rainforest including the Gates of Haast.
The West Coast Experience is a 2 or 3 day experience. The 3 day experience includes 2 nights in Franz Josef Glacier, allowing additional time to explore Glacier Country.