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Westport Travel Planning
Facts about Westport and surrounds with location iinformation
Westport was first a gold town and then a coal town. The purppose-built coal mining museum provides a glimpse of what it's like to work underground. Westport is also a centre for outdoor adventures – jet boating, underground rafting, caving, white water rafting and kayaking. Scenic highlights include old coal towns, goldmining relics, forest hikes and coastal walks. There is a seal colony nearby at Cape Foulwind. Depending on the season, up to 100 New Zealand fur seals can be viewed in the vicinity. Browse the local arts and crafts galleries – much of the work is produced locally.