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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

Weather in Greymouth


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

greymouth Street races
27 October 2019
Grey District
Greymouth Street Races

Labour Weekend, 2019 will see the 30th running of the internationally renowned Greymouth Motorcycle Street Races, Sunday 27 October.

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See, do & stay

Grey District
Accommodation
Greymouth Seaside Top 10 Holiday Park Greymouth Seaside Top 10 Holiday Park

Greymouth Seaside Holiday Park is located right on the beachfront. We have a wide range of modern accommodations to suit individuals, couples, families and larger groups.

$46 - $390
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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.

$16.50 - $33.50
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See & Do
On yer bike.PNG On Yer Bike!

Action packed off road adventures for all ages through 300 acres of West Coast rainforest and farm.

Single Adult $125-$240
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Grey District
Transport
Wildsouth Discovery Wildsouth Discovery

Wildsouth Discovery is a specialist New Zealand tour company offering bespoke, exclusive tours and extraordinary service in South island.

From $580
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See & Do
Greymouth i-Site 2018 Biking near Greymouth

Mountain biking trails near Greymouth.

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See & Do
Adventure South NZ.jpeg Adventure South NZ

Adventure South NZ operates guided cycling and hiking tours on the West Coast. Our multi-day tours are fully supported and include all accommodation, transport, meals, first class guides and more. Private groups and custom itineraries can be arranged.

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