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If you've finished hunting for hobbits, jet boating and bungy jumping across New Zealand, it's time to head off the main highways and experience the west coast. Westport is rich in gold mining history, having experienced its own gold rush during the late 1800s. You can still pan for gold in the region, and take part in a tour of a mining museum.
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Weather-wise, Westport temperatures are very much like Wellington except that Westport is a little cooler. The region can reach zero degrees Celsius during the months of June, July and August. Note that the range of temperature change is rather stable during the whole year with highs in the mid-20s during the summer (December, January and February).
Driving tips in Westport
Westport is the largest town in the Buller District, at the mouth of the Buller River. Westport Airport has regular services from Sounds Air offering flights to and from Wellington. It's also one end of the Great Coast Road, a scenic drive rated as one of the best in the world.
It may make sense for you to start the drive in Greymouth, where there will be a wider range of hire vehicles. The driving time from Westport to Greymouth is approximately 1 hour and 31 minutes (101 km) via State Highway 6 in a reliable car rental. If it is your first time to drive in New Zealand with a rental car, read some of our tips here.