With more regional parks than you can poke a stick at, every trip to this coast will offer a uniquely different experience – from forest to sea and the wildlife in between! Stick your head under With countless beaches along this coast, and New Zealand’s oldest marine reserve at Goat Island, there are plenty of opportunities to have a refreshing dip in the ocean.
For every experience of nature there’s an inspiring experience of art and culture along this journey, including art galleries and a number of sculpture parks.
Sample local delicacies
Earn a treat with a walk or swim first, then visit a local cafe, a farmers market or sample our local cheese, chocolate, ice cream, olive oil, honey and more.
Quality local produce and passionate hospitality means great local food. Check out the numerous and varied cafes, delis, eateries, artisan producers and of course the farmer’s markets scattered around the region.
Wineries and breweries
The local micro-climate and artisan culture produces impressive wines. Be sure to visit cellar doors on your way and don’t miss
sampling the local craft beers and cider either.