Visit West Coast Region with Mighway

Hire a campervan in West Coast Region


The West Coast region of New Zealand’s South Island is a hauntingly beautiful collection of natural attractions that will blow your mind. This sparsely populated region is a popular tourist attraction for its many and varied natural attractions. The West Coast comprises of the Buller, Grey and Westland districts, with the primary towns being Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport. Because it spans such a large geographic distance, particularly for a South Island region, the climate on the West Coast varies. This region is paticularly known for its incredible natural features, from a long and varied coastline to mountains and glaciers. Of specific interest are the rock formations that occur throughout, including pancake rocks and natural arches. Your winter holiday to the West Coast is the perfect excuse to try out all of the adventure you’ve been missing out on as you go about your daily life! Go for a walk on a glacier or check out a romantic bed and breakfast with your spouse. Whether you’re in town for an epic adventure or family vacation, the West Coast is a stunning choice for your winter getaway. The best way to see the West Coast is driving around in your own campervan. Rent a motorhome with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!

Campervan Hire West Coast Region


Amanda’s Jayco Conquest
$370 / Day

Amanda’s Jayco Conquest

Christchurch, Canterbury

Sleeps 4
Length 7.9m
Toilet
Shower

The Alpha Way
$85 / Day

The Alpha Way

Christchurch, Canterbury

Sleeps 4
Length 4.5m

The Flying Kiwi
$125 / Day

The Flying Kiwi

Rapaki, Canterbury

Sleeps 2
Length 5m
Toilet

Just What I Needed
$203.75 / Day

Just What I Needed

Christchurch, Canterbury

Sleeps 4
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

Wendy the 6 berth
$275 / Day

Wendy the 6 berth

Christchurch, Canterbury

Sleeps 6
Length 6.9m
Toilet
Shower

JOHN WEILD'S  SWIFT 6 BERTH AUTO, NOV SPECIAL
$239 / Day

JOHN WEILD'S SWIFT 6 BERTH AUTO, NOV SPECIAL

West Melton, Canterbury

Sleeps 6
Length 6m
Toilet
Shower

Discover NZ 2
$230 / Day

Discover NZ 2

Christchurch, Canterbury

Sleeps 4
Length 6m
Toilet
Shower

Supernova - Self Contained Adventure
$149 / Day

Supernova - Self Contained Adventure

Christchurch, Canterbury

Sleeps 2
Length 6.5m
Toilet

Places to Visit near West Coast Region


Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Franz Josef Glacier Guides is an internationally recognized guiding operation that prides itself on providing the most incredible glacier experiences. They make a clear commitment that this trip will be the most spectacular and rewarding available. Walking on an enthralling world of ice on the glacier with an experienced guide is a once a lifetime opportunity.

They have a range of trips to suit every ability, from the gentle Glacier Valley Walk to the on-ice glacier hikes accessing the glacier by helicopter, the Ice Explorer and the Glacier Heli Hike.

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

It is a place of dramatic contrasts with snow-capped mountains, steep forested slopes, glaciers and impassible gorges to the east of the fault and forested lowlands, lakes, wetlands and wide river mouths to the west.

The area is best known for the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers where you can walk up the river valleys to see the terminal faces or take a guided trip onto the ice. Westland National Park is the backbone of Glacier Country and is part of the South West New Zealand UNESCO World Heritage Area.

Kahurangi National Park

In places it is an untracked wilderness, elsewhere a wonderful network of tracks lets you explore wild rivers, high plateaux and alpine herbfields, and coastal forests. Translated, its name has a number of meanings including 'treasured possession', an apt description of its wonderfully diverse natural and recreational values.

Kahurangi is a geologically complex area. Much of its rock is sedimentary, laid down in an ancient sea, then faulted, uplifted and scoured, in places, by glaciers. Parts of the region are limestone or marble, these areas are characterised by an abundance of caves, bluffs, natural arches, sinkholes and water-worn outcrops. New Zealand's oldest fossil (540 million years old) was found in the park.

Kuhurangi National Park was a location for Dimrill Dale and the outcrop south of Rivendell in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Fox Glacier

Fed by four alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier / Te Moeka o Tuawe is longer and faster moving than the Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere. Its terminal face is just five kilometres from the village.

Fox Glacier is the name of both the glacier and the nearby village though the Maori names are different. Fox Glacier Weheka village, set into the forested foothills of the Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana with farmland close by, is more intimate than its bigger neighbour up the road.

There are plenty of options for activities close to the village including a number of ways to experience the glacier, quiet walks and beachcombing, or serious adrenalin pumping adventures.

At night you can walk along a bush path to a fern grotto to see glow worms on show.

Fox Glacier village is 3.5 hours drive from Wanaka, just under 2 hours from Hokitika and 25 minutes from Franz Josef village.

Campgrounds and Parks near West Coast Region


Rainforest Retreat Holiday Park

Immerse yourself in the spectacular mountains and bush of New Zealand’s West Coast. Rainforest Retreat is a unique destination with varied options to suit the budgets and needs of all travellers.

Nestled in six acres of idyllic native bush, centrally located in the heart of Franz Josef Village, Rainforest Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation options.

On site facilities include Monsoon Bar & Restaurant with great tunes, cozy fireplace, cheap drinks and meal deals, hot bubbling spa pools, sauna, pool tables, BBQ area, internet access, laundry facilities. linen hire, waste station, children's playground and Sky Digital TV. Plus large, modern communal facilities blocks with TV lounge, commercial kitchen, spotless well equipped bathrooms and vending machines.

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Lake Brunner Country Motel & Holiday Park

Situated 2km from Moana and Lake Brunner on the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.

Lake Brunner Country Motel, Cottages, Cabin Lodge, Campervan/Caravan Park & tent sites near Moana, is a unique concept on 6 acres of landscaped park like grounds, surrounded by some of the finest West Coast native forest and the South Island Southern Alps as a backdrop.

Well suited for your vacation. Selected by National Newspaper the ‘Sunday Star Times’ as the Best Motel Complex on the West Coast of the South Island for under $200 a night.

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