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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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03 April 2020
Grey District
NZ Bear Hunt - Greymouth

Place a teddy bear in your window facing the road and as people are out getting fresh air and exercise so they can enjoy the bears around their neighbourhood.

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See, do & stay

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Accommodation
Blackball's Inn & '08 Cafe 2.jpg The Blackball Inn and ’08 Café

The licensed Blackball Inn and ’08 café provides meals, a cosy place to linger and accommodation for up to 10 people. Our nearby historic “Emma’s” cottage sleeps six people. At the gateway to the Paparoa Great Walk.

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Goldfields Suites Goldfield Suites

Our large self-contained suites are situated in an elevated clearing within two hectares of native bush and placed to make the most of the views and the rural setting.

$225
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Grey District
See & Do
Kereru Crafts Kereru Crafts

Put together by owner/operator Colin Luff, this gallery features some of the West Coast's best local artists.

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Grey District
See & Do
Side Track Tours West Coast Encounters

John Kennedy, head guide of West Coast Encounters, has worked in the tourism and hospitality industry for over 30 years with an extensive history in tour guiding.

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Grey District
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The Ashley Hotel The Ashley Hotel

Centrally located, offering quality accommodation in both hotel and motel units, The Ashley Hotel is your ideal Greymouth accommodation.

$99 - $190
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Coleraine Greymouth Coleraine Greymouth

Welcome to the Central West Coast and to Coleraine where we provide for discerning travellers who are seeking quality accommodation without excessive expense.

$165 - $295
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