Situated on the ruggedly wild West Coast of the South Island, Westport offers a contrastingly relaxed vibe with its surfing, quaint cafes and galleries. Things weren’t always this way, which is prominent in the remains of its coal mining history now taken over by nature in the town’s surrounding bushwalks. The same goes for nearby towns, such as Reefton and Karamea which are also well worth exploring. Intrigued? Start planning your trip to Westport right here on New Zealand’s largest travel guide.