The Trans-Alpine Express heading into the Southern Alps.

  What else could the "Coasters" do ?  One great asset the Coast has is the beautiful scenery ! The majestic Alps, many beautiful lakes and glaciers and of course the dense rainforest.  So the tourist industry sprang up, today thousands upon thousands of tourists from within New Zealand and overseas, flock to the Coast. There is a daily Trans-Alpine Express that traverses the Southern Alps via Arthurs Pass through the tunnel and onto Greymouth on the on the coast.  

NZFox Glacier

Fox Glacier ( just south of Franz Josef.

NZ Tree-Top

The Tree-top walk at Hokitika. High up amongst  the rainforest.

Let's hope the tourist industry continues to grow and guarantees the Coast contiued properity !!            Ian Cochrane