- By Kevin
- On Mar 8, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Schedule your trip to the West Coast now?Where do you want to go?We talk about the top sights in the West Coast in this paper.The travel tips by Globerouter.com.And you can get the great deals on the website now.
Top sights in The West Coast
West Coast Wildlife Centre
The purpose of this feel-good attraction is breeding two of the world's rarest kiwi–the rowi and the Haast tokoeka.The entry fee is well worthwhile by the time you’ve viewed the conservation,glacier and heritage displays,hung out with kiwi in their ferny enclosure,and met the five resident tuatara(native reptiles).The backstage pass into the incubating and rearing area is a rare opportunity to learn how a species can be brought back from the brink of extinction.
Serene Lake Mahinapua and its diverse forests lie 10km south of Hokitika.The scenic reserve,gazetted in 1907,has a picnic area and DOC campsite that bask in mountain views,and the shallow,lagoon-fed water is warm enough for a paddle.There are several short walks(an hour return or less)signposted along the shore.
Westport's'black gold'is paid homage at this remarkably interesting museum,adjoining the i-SITE.A replica mine,well-scripted display panels and an excellent selection of photographs and pioneer ephemera allow for an informative trip into the coal-blackened past.Best of all are the Denniston displays,including a whopping brake drum and panels explaining the daily tribulations of miners.
Alongside the highway and within the bounds of the World Heritage wilderness,Lake Moeraki is an undeveloped and tranquil spot to contemplate the forested,mountainous surroundings.There's no trail all the way around,but there are plenty of lake beaches where you can park and ponder.