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Highlight of our entire NZ trip- really recommend.

NZ is littered with amazing scenic drives. But this has to rank as one of the best. Truly... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dr_Rebecca_P
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London, United Kingdom
An amazing scenic drive

This was a great road to drive along and in many respects ts at least as good if not better than... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
DavidMay1945
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

NZ is littered with amazing scenic drives. But this has to rank as one of the best. Truly breath-taking.

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We travelled between Greymouth and Westport on Sunday 13th May. No way can you compare this drive with The Great Ocean Road in Victoria Australia. It was just a pity it rained all day and we didn't get a chance to stop and explore as...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was a great road to drive along and in many respects ts at least as good if not better than the great ocean drive in Australia. The scenery was amazing and we could have stopped many times to take pictures. We stopped over at...More

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Stunning coastline. Have done Big Sur and I think this is even better! So pretty in all weather, even when the sea is rough. On a sunny day it is just magic. Lots of byways to pull in for photos or picnic stops too. The...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

What a place to ride a motorbike. Words cannot really describe how beautiful this coastline is and the road is of excellent quality. Could just ride up and down this road all day!

Thank 64amandh
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Did the Big Sur in California, last year and was told that this was one of the worlds best drives - well- they got that wrong. This drive was much better, infact I even had my wife say so!!! Today was clear and the views...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We started off at Wesport and stopped off at Cape Foulwind, the Tarangua bay seal colony, Carters beach and then on down to Greymouth. There is great scenery right along the way, with some lovely viewing points where you can stop off to take photos....More

1  Thank DebsB
Reviewed 9 February 2016

On a fine day the Great Coast Road from Westport to Greymouth (or vice versa) is unbeatable for the stunning scenery which in my view beats the Great Ocean Road in Australia hands down. Be sure to pull over at all the designated laybys and...More

Thank cybertrav
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The Great Coast Road from Greymouth to Westport is one of our favourites with views to die for. The section from Rapahoe to Charleston would be the most beautiful. It follows the coastline and is rugged and wild - with the Tasman Sea on one...More

Thank Jedsmom
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Did this trip by motorbike. The day was spectaculer with the sun shining and no wind. The sea was picture perfect, with a little cloud sitting in some of the coastal valleys. The road is sealed and well maintained with passing lanes in various places....More

Thank Tharizden
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