- Canoeing & Kayaking
- Walks & Hikes
- Surfing & Swimming
- Coastlines & Beaches
- Wildlife Encounters
- Scenic Spots & Drives
- National Parks
Welcome to the Buller District, South Island New Zealand - Westport, Punakaiki, Karamea, Reefton!
Flanking the Tasman Sea the Buller District extends from the famous Pancake Rocks & Blowholes at Punakaiki in the south, through Westport (the largest town in Buller) to Karamea and the Kahurangi National Park in the north. Inland to the east is the characterful pioneering gold mining town of Reefton.
The lives of people here have been shaped by the heroic landscape, and our settlements still display plenty of pioneering spirit. For visitors, there's our famous West Coast hospitality and a boggling array of adventure and recreation possibilities to suit any taste - with wild and tranquil rivers, dramatic seascapes, impressive wilderness and nature that will come to you.
To see what Buller has to offer, click on any of the above menu items (or the attractions on this page). Or click on Karamea, Westport, Reefton or Punakaiki on the map above for a close up look into the 4 main areas within the Buller District.