The Coast Business Series

The West Coast is renowned for its innovative approach to life. Our people are always looking to express themselves in business ventures that draw deeply on the Coast’s resources and scenic attractions.

On the Coast we have businesses that are making national impact, food supply outlets that are at the top of their game as well as some historic establishments that are well worth a visit. You can check out some of them right here via our library of video clips.

West Coast Tree Top Walkway and Café

This fantastic little business stands head and shoulders above most. It draws visitors daily to the walkway and the café is often run off its feet providing heavenly coffee and delicious food. With the recent reopening of the Tree Top Walkway, Bruce Smith popped into the café for a chat with the manager Vonnie just to see how things are going.

The Woody

‘The Woody’ is our oldest pub and it is still going well serving great food and pouring the fine beer of the Woodstock Brewery. ‘The Woody’ is one of the magnificent accommodation options along the West Coast Wilderness Trail and features in this week’s Coasters Pass. Get out there sometime soon and experience the great hospitality of your hosts, Leanne and Colin.

The Coast Business Series

Thomsons Butchery

Talk about bring home the bacon! Thomsons Butchery in Hari Hari has just scored another gold medal for its home-grown Coast bacon. Check out the butchery here and then go for a visit and take home some prime cuts and delicious smallgoods.

The Wilderness Gallery, Hokitika and we meet Monika

Fine New Zealand giftware, photography, art and sculpture are given a classy and engaging showcase in Hokitika’s Wilderness Gallery. The wares of local Coast artisans sit alongside works from all over New Zealand. Genuine, handcrafted and high quality, the products ooze quality and warmth. We pop into the Gallery to take a look and chat with Monika to see how the business is responding post shutdown.