Tours on the West Coast

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Explore West Coast: Lake Matheson

Enjoy the best of the West Coast

So you’ve booked your TranzAlpine journey. Now lets plan what you’ll do when you reach the stunning West Coast.

To help you, we’ve partnered with Explore West Coast to offer you a range of guided and self-drive tours, plus local activities and accommodation options.

All tours are operated by Explore West Coast. Explore West Coast scenic tours offers a professional, quality tour service around the untamed natural wilderness of the West Coast region. Scenic tours include trips to Punakaiki, Lake Brunner, Hokitika Gorge and the Glaciers, plus you’ll find Heritage and Wildlife trips to suit most interests. Best of all you’ll travel with local experts who know the region inside out and can share some of this with you along the way.

The Explore West Coast has over 20 years experience in the tourism industry and are committed to giving you a memorable experience. 

View tour options

Make the most of your West Coast experience by visiting some of the must see attractions. To checkout what's available and to book click here.

Please note: These trips are only available when you book a TranzAlpine train journey. You'll need your TranzAlpine booking reference on hand when booking your tour.

Got a question?

If you have any questions regarding the tours or accommodations please contact Explore West Coast directly. Their contact details are:

Explore West Coast

Greymouth Train Station

Phone: +64 3 768 7080 or, call free within New Zealand 0800 GREYMOUTH.


Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays:

Summer 1st December to 30th April – 9.00am-5.00pm
Winter 1st May to 30th November – 10.00am-4.00pm


What you need to know (Tour Terms and Conditions)

These Terms and Conditions are for Tours only and do not apply to your TranzAlpine train journey for which you will have separate Terms and Conditions.

Please report 15 minutes prior to departure time. If you need to amend or cancel the booking reservation, please contact Explore West Coast without delay. A cancellation fee of 10% will apply.  No shows or cancellation within 24 hours of the product departure time will result in 100% cancellation fee. If your booking is affected due to train disruptions or weather related events, you will be offered a change of date or full refund.  Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.