Westport

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A great base for exploring the South Island's western coast, this small town features some architectural curios and lively shops.

Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. Economic activity is based around fishing, coal mining and dairy farming. Historically, gold mining was a major industry, and coal mining was much more extensive than today. However, the region still is home to New Zealand's largest opencast mining operation in Stockton. Tourism has some famous destinations in this area, such as the Oparara Basin Arches, and Cape Foulwind with its large fur seal colony (on Tauranga Bay and Buller Bay as well). Rafting and jetboating in the Buller Gorge are also popular.
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