For a good half day trip from Greymouth head to the iconic West Coast town of Blackball.
This small town was the birth place of the New Zealand Labour party. Back in 1908 miners went on strike for three months to win a 30-minute lunch break. They won!
Nowadays it is more famous for The Blackball Salami Company, where they serve up "West Coast perfection".
You can either do the 45 minute walk to Garden Gully past an old miners hut or an 8 hour return walk to Croesus Knob.
For the more adventurous, make this a two-day walk and stay overnight in a Department of Conservation hut.
There are several historical places of interest in Blackball to visit here including an old mine site and the Blackball-Roa Railway Line.