State Highway 6 connects the West Coast from Nelson, through Westport, Greymouth, and Hokitika onto the glaciers and through the Haast Pass to Otago.
State Highway 7 through the Lewis Pass and State Highway 73 through the Arthur's Pass provide the east/west routes through the Southern Alps. By road it is just 3 hours to Christchurch Airport.
The world famous TranzAlpine Express train connects Greymouth to Christchurch through some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country. Air, bus and rental car transport are also widely available.
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