Westport (New Zealand)

Westport is a town in the Buller district on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Get in

Westport is at the mouth of the Buller River. It is about 5 km up State Highway 67 from the junction with State Highway 6.

When travelling from Nelson or Christchurch, take State Highway 6 from Inangahua Junction via the Buller Gorge to the junction with State Highway 67. Allow at least an hour for travelling the gorge. The road through the Buller Gorge is single lane in several places and frequently traveled by buses and trucks. Take care, be patient, and enjoy the scenery.

When travelling from Greymouth, take State Highway 6 along the coast via Punakaiki to the junction with State Highway 67. Allow 1.5 hours driving, plus set aside an hour to see the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki.

Sounds Air has one to three flights a day Su–F from Wellington. Adult $199, child $179.

Get around

Buller Taxis is the only taxi operator.





Internet access is available, including WiFi, at the Public Library in town, during Library hours.

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