There is so much to do in Westport and the surrounding area:
Bazil's provides surfboard and wetsuit hire, lessons and transport to the best waves each day. Bazil's Hostel has great knowledge of local surf spots and conditions.
Bazil's Sup Tours
Bazil's Hostel runs Stand Up Paddle Boarding tours through the beautiful Kawatiri Lagoon. Suitable for all ages and ability. Hire or fully guided tours. All equipment provided.
Bazil's Surf School
Bazil's Surf School has all the knowlege required to bring your surfing to the next level. Bazil's is a Surfing New Zealand approved surf school.
Buller Canyon Jet
Go on a thrilling jet boat ride on the mighty Buller River, as you carve your way through the pink granite rock of the canyons, pass waterfalls and surf on the earthquake rapids, right in the heart of historic gold mining country.
Underworld Adventures is a cave rafting adventure in the Paparoa National Park. Take a train through primeval rainforest and explore a calcitic paradise in one of New Zealand's largest caves. Experience amazing stalactites and stalagmites formations before descending to the lower levels of the cave to float through the most incredible glow-worm lit grottoes.
Pulse Energy Recreation Centre
The facility includes 3 swimming pools, a fitness centre, a 2 court sports stadium, squash court and a hockey turf. There are also meeting rooms for small and large meetings and conferences. The fitness centre hosts a great selection of daily exercise classes that visitors are most welcome to join, and the aqua aerobics classes provide a great opportunity for those who like to exercise in the pool.
Go exploring on one of our many isolated beaches, build a fire, toast marshmallows and watch the sun go down. Penguins are common around Westport's beaches. Catch a sunset on one of our beaches.
Mountain Biking and Hiking/Tramping Trails
The Buller area has some of New Zealand's best mountain biking and hiking/tramping trails. Bazil's can help point out their favourites.
Sea and River Fishing
Great sea and river fishing as well as huge varieties of shellfish to gather.
White Water Rafting
Try white-water rafting down the mighty Buller River.
Some great kayaking to be enjoyed on some nice rivers.
Westport Golf Club
The course is playable all year round due to its sand base and can provide a stern yet enjoyable test for golfers of all abilities. The course is an excellent links-style 18 hole par 72 course of 5671m for the men and 5039m for the ladies.
West Coast Brewery
Enjoy an afternoon around the Beer Barrel at the West Coast Brewery for a tasting of some of their award-winning brews.
Whanake Gallery & Espresso Bar
The best coffee in town and is the home of photographer Staci Offwood and her stunning artwork, a lot of which is inspired by the West Coast's natural beauty.
Coaltown is a fantastic all-weather attraction that appeals to all ages and tells the coal mining history of Westport. It is a colourful and modern museum that brings the past to life and links the past to the present.