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Westland is a strip of land down the west side of the south island between the coast and the southern alps, this area is well known for its rugged mountains as well as its coastal and bush scenery.Here there are large areas of rain forest, there are also glaciers and waterfalls and many rivers.The main towns on this coast areWestport, Greymouth and Hokitika.

This coast is isolated from the east by the southern alps a mountain range that stretches from north to south for most of the length of the island. The highest mountain in this range is Mt Cook which is 3,754 metres.

Fox Glacier-------------------------Fox Glacier

Franz Joseph Glacier

Sutherland Falls-------------------- Milford Sound

Pancake Rocks

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