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West Coast Vacation Packages

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Most West Coast hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top Hotels in West Coast

Hotel Lake Brunner
Hotel Lake Brunner
4 out of 5
34 Ahau Street, Moana
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $57 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
4.1/5Very Good! (144 reviews)

"Loved the view and Hotel, staff were excellent and food good added bonus continental breakfast as part of room rate"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Hotel Lake Brunner
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
4 out of 5
36 Main Road, State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $95 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
4.1/5Very Good! (458 reviews)

"We booked the Scenic Hotel and then received an email saying that we had been upgraded to stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat next door. What treat it was amazing and we didn’t have to pay any difference."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat
4 out of 5
46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $52 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7
4.3/5Excellent! (749 reviews)

"Hotel was great, private room, exceeded our expectations and received a free upgrade. Walking distance to Franz Josef town centre and shops and on-site bar/restaurant had some great food and drinks"…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Rainforest Retreat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in West Coast

West Coast New Zealand

Find wild coastlines and awe-inspiring glaciers in this remote area of New Zealand where the Southern Alps tower over green forests. Journey through West Coast New Zealand to embrace a forested wilderness. Indulge in a gourmet dining experience by the fire. Walk over the creaking ice of an ancient glacier, cruise down blue-green rivers and soak in hot thermal pools.

Pull on warm clothes and visit the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier . These spectacular glaciers are located about 23 kilometres (14 miles) apart on the main coastal highway. Walk to them via lush rainforest trails. Get the best views on an exciting helicopter tour through mountains and over sparkling ice.

Luxuriate in the steaming waters of nearby Glacier Hot Pools at Franz Josef town. Relax in the peaceful environment of natural thermal springs while surrounded by delicate forest ferns. Pay entry fees on arrival or book ahead in high season to guarantee entrance.

Stay in the pretty town of Karamea to explore its beautiful natural landscape. Hike part of the famous Heaphy Track for a day or book overnight huts for a 5-day adventure. The track is suitable for families.

Visit the Oparara Valley at the southern border of the incredible Kahurangi National Park, a short drive from Karamea. Here, find the amazing Honeycomb Hill Caves and the limestone Oparara Arch and Moria Gate Arch. See the blowholes of Punakaiki along the coast.

Be amazed by vivid blue-green waters in the Hokitika Gorge located 33 kilometres (20 miles) from the picturesque farming town of Hokitika. The easy entry track has wheelchair access and unforgettable views. Try a whitewater kayak trip near the gorge for an excitement-filled day.

Experience stunning scenery at the Cape Foulwind Seal Colony . Watch entertaining marine mammals playing in rock pools and basking in the sun. Sunsets are particularly spectacular so bring your camera to take amazing photos.

Access West Coast New Zealand most easily by car or bus. It contains some of the country’s best scenic drives. Stop at the excellent accommodation options and restaurants throughout the region while you enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a West Coast vacation package cost?
We make it simple to travel somewhere new, with West Coast vacation packages starting from just . You’ll have the flexibility to combine your preferred airlines, hotels and car rental. For the ultimate escape, why not add some activities and tours to your itinerary?
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my West Coast vacation package?
If you’ve chosen a West Coast vacation package, you can change or cancel it, but you may incur a fee in some circumstances. You may be able to cancel and rebook for free if you’ve locked in your package within 24 hours. If it’s been longer than that, you may incur extra charges from your airline, hotel or car rental company. If your situation suddenly changes, make our Customer Service Portal your first port of call for more information.
How do I get a cheap travel package to West Coast?
Combine your hotels and flights, throw in extras such as a rental car or activities, and save as much as $583. A West Coast vacation package makes traveling cheap and easy for everyone. You won’t just pick up incredible discounts on your escape — you’ll have lots of choice too. When you book through Expedia, you can select from more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 properties worldwide. Your next big adventure starts right here, right now!
What are the top hotels in West Coast?
Take a look at Punakaiki Resort and The Ashley Hotel. They’re the first choice for lots of travelers to Greymouth. If Franz Josef Glacier features on your itinerary, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier and Rainforest Retreat are both great options.
When is the best time of year to visit West Coast?
Anytime is an excellent time of year to take a break in West Coast, but you’ll likely pick up the best deals in July. Prices tend to climb in February, so expect to pay top dollar for your flights and hotel. Enjoy sightseeing but don’t like waiting in line for popular attractions? Lock in your West Coast escape for October, September, August. Typically, it’s much quieter than it is in January, February, March.
How far in advance should I book my West Coast vacation?
Travelers are usually able to compare international airfares on Expedia within 12 months of departure. Booking late? With a bit of luck, there’s a still a chance you can nab a cheap ticket just weeks before your journey.
What does an Expedia West Coast travel package include?
Choose from any combination of flights, rental cars and hotels. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add experiences and tours. Want to pick your airfare class? That’s easily done too. The choice is yours when it comes to organizing your perfect West Coast trip.
What should I know before booking a West Coast travel package?
Whether it’s adventure or relaxation you’re chasing, a West Coast vacation package lets you organize your escape your way. Plus, you’ll get access to great discounts when you combine your accommodations with your rental car and flights. The more you bundle, the more you’ll save!
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later West Coast vacation packages?
Your bank balance shouldn’t prevent you from getting the best out of your trip, so Expedia has devised a plan to help. Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, it’s easy to book an unforgettable getaway that won’t break the bank. Simply Book Now, Pay Later and take the financial stress out of budgeting for your journey.
Can I choose my airline with a West Coast Expedia vacation package?
Expedia has access to more than 550 airline partners globally, so you certainly can. Just choose your favorite carrier and put together your ideal West Coast trip.