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West Coast Where to find us

Where to find us

We are located on the West Coast of the South Island and the journey to get here can be epic! Inspire your delegates with travel on one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, the Tranz Alpine, or fly over the Southern Alps with Air New Zealand. Getting here by coach or car is easy too, we are just 3 hours’ drive from Christchurch, Nelson, and Queenstown.

West Coast Scenic heighlights

Scenic Highlights

Imagine holding a breakout session on a glacier, or a drinks reception by a bonfire on an unspoiled West Coast beach or staying in a hotel surrounded by lush rainforest. The West Coast’s scenic highlights help create Business Events with a difference.

We are the longest region in New Zealand which provides diverse landscapes and experiences for visitors. We are home to the world's most accessible glaciers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and three National Parks. The opportunity to escape the crowd and be immersed in nature is what makes our region special for Business Events.

West Coast Confrence venues & facilities

Conference Venues & Facilities

We are best suited to small to medium sized Business Events and have an abundance of venues for groups of 10-60 people in a variety of set-ups. Our largest venue, The West Coast Events Centre, is ideal for conferences with plenary space for up to 300 delegates plus 264 square metres of exhibition space.

West Coast Accommodation


The West Coast has some fantastic accommodation options for groups seeking to escape from corporate life and be immersed in nature. You can stay in a 5* deluxe forest bungalow on stilts overlooking the rainforest, or on the shores of a rugged West Coast beach with uninterrupted views of the Tasman Sea.

West Coast Unforgettable experiences

Unforgettable Experiences

Getting here: travel on the Tranz Alpine to experience one of the world's most scenic rail journeys or fly with Air New Zealand over the snow-capped Southern Alps from Christchurch to Hokitika.

Staying here: Stay in a 5* deluxe tree lodge surrounded by lush West Coast rainforest with views to snow-capped peaks. By night, stargaze at the Milky Way through the specially designed windows or from the spa on your balcony.

Bucket list experiences: visit the world's most accessible glaciers. Whether by scenic flight, a snow landing, or a heli-hike, our operators can create bespoke experiences for your delegates.

Dining: enjoy local delicacies such as West Coast Whitebait, locally produced craft beers and spirits, and restaurants with spectacular views.

Why West Coast?

  • Our people, the West Coast provides engaging interactions with authentic people.
  • Our stunning scenery provides a backdrop like no other to engage your delegates.
  • You can escape the crowds and find yourself.
  • The journey to get here is part of the experience.
  • Uniquely West Coast experiences such as glacier encounters and pounamu carving.
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