Westport, New Zealand

Westport is a small port town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on the northern bank and at the mouth of the Buller River, close by the prominent headland of Cape Foulwind.

Westport is the largest centre on the northwest coast and is used as a starting point for visits to the Oparara Basin Arches, Cape Foulwind and Buller Gorge.

Outdoor adventure activities are popular in and around Westport. The Coaltown Museum is worth a visit and an organised heritage walk around the town is memorable. Other attractions include the West Brewery and Utopia Pottery.

Things to see and do

* Coaltown Museum
* West Brewery
* Utopia Pottery
* Heritage walk
* Adventure activities

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – NZ Dollar (NZ$)
Language – English & Maori
Population – 5,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64

Port Location – The port is located approximately .5 – 1 km from the Westport town centre.

Transport Links – There is also a small airport, served once daily by Air New Zealand from Wellington, and on Monday to Friday by Air West Coast.

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