West Coast

The West Coast of the South Island contains the provinces of West Coast and Westland which span from Karamea in the North to Jacksons Bay in the South.  This area contains some of the wildest and remote areas of New Zealand apart from Fiordland.  This is a region of craggy seaside cliffs, windswept shingle beaches, towering mountains, and primeval native forests.  It extends laterally from the main divide of the Southern Alps to the coastline, a distance of about 30km while it is about 15 times that in length.

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