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Published: 3 August 2019
Last Updated: 24 September 2019

Westport Is a city on the west coast area of the South Island of New Zealand. It is on the north bank and in the mouth of the Buller River, close by the prominent promontory of Cape Foulwind.

Westport and North West Coast, New Zealand. Flanking the Tasman Sea the Buller District extends from the famous Pancake Rocks & Blowholes in Punakaiki in the southwest, through Westport in Karamea and the Kahurangi National Park from the northwest, and the golden city, Reefton and The Victoria Conservation Park in the East. Westport was initially a golden town and after that a coal town.

The Coal Mining Museum offers a peek at what it is like to work underground. Westport is also a center for outdoor adventures - jet sailing, underground rafting, caving, white water rafting and kayaking.

Scenic highlights include old coal towns, goldmining relics, forest hikes and coastal walks. There's a seal colony nearby at Cape Foulwind. Based on the season, there may be up to 100 new zealand fur seals in the area. Read the local art and craft galleries - how a lot of the work is generated locally.

The lives of folks here have been formed by the heroic landscape, and our colonies nevertheless exhibit plenty of pioneering spirit. For visitors, there is our famous west coast hospitality and a mind boggling array of experience and recreation possibilities to fit all tastes - with wild and tranquil rivers, magnificent seascapes, remarkable wilderness and nature that can come to you.


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  • Westport Boxing & MMA
  • The Edge Fitness Clubs Norwalk
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Upper Deck Fitness Westport
  • JoyRide Cycling + Fitness - Westport
  • Pinnacle Fitness & Health
  • Rich Dean Boxing & Fitness

Places to walk and see

  • Kawatiri River Trail
  • Granity Area
  • Cape Foulwind
  • Upper Buller Gorge
  • Denniston Plateau
Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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