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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

Mighty Mud Challenge 2019
26 July 2020
Grey District
Greymouth's Mighty Mud Challenge

Yes it's happening folks! The famous Mighty Mud Run is back again in 2020. Let's kick Covid to the curb and get out there and get dirty - all for a good cause.

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See, do & stay

Grey District
Accommodation
Noah's Ark Backpackers Noah's Ark Backpackers

Noah's Ark Backpackers was originally a monastery with sea and city views. Character rich, decorated with animal themed rooms. - there are Tigers, Penguins, Leopards and more.

$21 - $182
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Grey District
See & Do
greymouth start of WCWT.jpg Greymouth walks

Greymouth has plenty of walkways in the area to explore by foot.

FREE
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Grey District
See & Do
Koru NZ Wellness Retreats Koru NZ Wellness Retreats

Koru NZ Wellness provides retreats for spiritual, personal growth and empowerment at Lake Brunner. Koru NZ focus on teaching people how to self heal and connect to their higher self.

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Grey District
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.

$125-$240
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Grey District
See & Do
Left Bank Art Gallery Greymouth Left Bank Art Gallery

The gallery is housed in the former Bank of New Zealand. The main gallery and vault spaces display regular exhibits of contemporary New Zealand paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and crafts, with an emphasis on local content.

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Grey District
Transport
TranzAlpine TranzAlpine

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.

From $119
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