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Grey District

Mawhera Heart of the West Coast

Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast and has the turnaround of the TranzAlpine train journey, recognised as one of the top train trips in the world.

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Explore Greymouth

Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast and has the turnaround of the TranzAlpine train journey, recognised as one of the top train trips in the world and one form of public transport that you'll actually wish took a little bit longer.

Greymouth and the surrounding Grey Valley offer adventure activities, heritage attractions and guided nature tours.

Cycle the easy West Coast Wilderness Trail or visit Shantytown, a replica of a 1880's gold town.

Get muddy on a quad bike tour, go caving or whitewater rafting, head up the Croesus Track for a very scenic full day hike and then end your adventure with a good old local brew of Monteith's beer.

Getting to Greymouth

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Places to visit in the Grey District


Blackball

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!

Nowdays it is more famous for The Blackball Salami Company, where they serve up "West Coast perfection".

Colin at Kereru Crafts makes his own woodwork creations and another good stop is Formerly the Blackball Hilton Hotel, named after an infamous dispute with a certain international hotel chain.

The Croesus Track follows an historic miners pack track and is open to trampers and mountain bikers.

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.


Nelson Creek

North of Greymouth, Nelson Creek, has a great community run campground complete with:

  • A playground,
  • jump off point into a deep swimming hole,
  • and historic walks through a landscape of tunnels and tailraces created by the gold miners.

Children love exploring the tunnels – just don’t forget to take a torch.


Stillwater

Stillwater township is a small town with a sad reminder of the area’s tragic history.

A total of 67 men were entombed in the Brunner Coalmine collapse in 1896 and you can still see the Brunner Mine remains just 2km out of Stillwater heading towards Greymouth.

Events

Events

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06 March 2021
Grey District
Loudmouth Event: A Thousand Words for Snow

An official Loudmouth Performing Arts Event, Moose of Fire Productions presents "A Thousand Words for Snow"

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See, do & stay

Grey District
See & Do
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Trail Transport is a bus shuttle, bike hire and bag transfer service based in Greymouth.

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Accommodation
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Sundowner Motel, Greymouth

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Eat & Drink
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The Woodstock Brewing Co. was founded in 2017 in Woodstock near Hokitika. We brew beer and cider in small batches.​The Greymouth Grill has been established to complement our beer and bring a range of craft beers and great food to the heart of Greymouth.

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See & Do
Shantytown Shantytown

Observe and participate in some great New Zealand stories and explore the heart of the nation at Shantytown. Engaging, interactive activities in a heritage setting.

$17.50 - $34.50
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See & Do
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Action packed off road adventures for all ages through 250 acres of West Coast rainforest and farm.

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Transport
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The TranzAlpine is rated as one of the world’s best train journeys, travelling from one coast of New Zealand to the other, over the spectacular Southern Alps.

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