The Great Coast Road
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Scott M
Sydney, Australia504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I think this is better than the west coast of Maui drive .. we had perfect weather and did scenic spots plus pancake rocks and Truman track
Written 21 December 2023
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Max G
Los Angeles, CA1,059 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
New Zealanders like to say that The Great Coast Road is the best of its kind in the world. While it does afford some great views, it is not California Highway 1 or the Amalfi Coast Road. Nonetheless, it is worth the time if you are going to explore the west coast of the South Island.
Written 1 March 2023
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Ru
Kissimmee, FL23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This road is one of the most beautiful ones I have been on. The scenery is just breathtaking around every corner!
Written 5 February 2023
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Grant B
Paraparaumu, New Zealand30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Doing a road trip from Picton to Picton via Greymouth to Queenstown, Queenstown to Christchurch with a night in Twizel.
Written 29 January 2022
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Sarah&Co
Christchurch, New Zealand155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Beautiful drive, lots of places to stop and take photos. Long beaches, lovely views, little waterfalls. A very enjoyable drive.
Written 19 March 2021
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Sam
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
The Great Coast Road refers specifically to the 102km stretch of State Highway 6 between Westport and Greymouth. State Highway 6 itself is the longest single highway in NZ running from between Blenheim and Invercargill - a total of 1,124km.

The drive itself takes about 90 minutes non-stop...but you will want to stop. There are numerous well-marked lookouts to pull over and grab a snap of the amazing coast. Punakaiki is a mandatory place to pause and enjoy the short walk to the Pancake Rocks or the spectacular Truman Track. You can also plan your route around any number of the rivers, caverns or beach walks on offer.

Take care and be courteous on the roads, let traffic pass when you can, you're sure to have a great time.
Written 18 January 2021
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Jackie D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Went to Punikaiki just amazing and Truman Walk just lovely. Lady in shop said they get annoyed when our weather man says its raining on the coast. Most of the time it does gets over quickly and then turns out sunny and warm True..
Written 6 January 2021
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Shelly R
Wellington, New Zealand149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
What a beautiful part of NZ to drive through. The scenery is stunning whether it is raining or sunny. We were lucky enough to have mostly sunny weather. The lack of traffic on this side of New Zealand's coast makes for a very easy drive.
Written 26 October 2020
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
New Zealand coastline is just so beautiful. Hard for the driver as they have to watch the road :-) but it is nice for the passengers. The road is well maintained and has a few places to pull over for pictures which was nice.
Written 18 July 2020
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DL2Some
Detroit Lakes, MN874 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We travelled to Punakaiki to see the Pancake rocks and along the way we were treated to magnificent vistas. The coast is rugged and picturesque.
Written 27 March 2020
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