Westland District

Westland is one of three districts in the region located on the South Island West Coast.


Largest city and capital of the district is the good place Hokitika 3000 inhabitants. It is located in the north of the area. Overall, the region is sparsely populated, so that 40 % of the population of the district lives to Hokitika already in the town belt. When triggered in the 1860s and 1870s, gold was discovered a gold rush in Westland, included the now back shrunken to a small town Kumara to major settlements in the district.


Further south in the district are the Fox Glacier and the Franz Josef Glacier. Near the town of Haast State Highway 6 via the Haast Pass in the neighboring district of Queenstown Lakes.

The southernmost point in the course of the coastline in the district that is directly accessible by road, located on the Jackson Bay and the village of the same name, about 50 kilometers south of Haast.

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