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Westport City Travel Guide



Westport is a charming coastal town located in the West Coast region, known for its stunning landscapes, outdoor activities, and rich heritage. The town is situated on the Buller River and offers a range of attractions and activities.

Westport’s heritage is evident in its well-preserved historic buildings and architecture. The Coaltown Museum is a highlight, featuring beautifully restored buildings, mining exhibits, and interactive displays on the region’s history and heritage.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the nearby Kahurangi National Park, which offers world-class hiking, caving, and wildlife viewing opportunities. The park provides stunning views of the region’s landscapes, including the Oparara Arches and the Heaphy Track.

Westport’s town centre features a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Westport Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday, is a popular spot for fresh local produce, handmade goods, and artisanal products.

The town is also home to several parks and reserves, including the Victoria Square, which offers walking trails, sports facilities, and picnic areas. The Cape Foulwind Walkway is another must-visit, offering stunning coastal views and opportunities for walking, bird-watching, and photography.

The nearby Buller Gorge Swingbridge is a popular destination for adventure seekers, offering ziplining, river rafting, and gold panning experiences. The swingbridge provides stunning views of the Buller River and the surrounding area.

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