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Rain or shine explore the rainforest, feel refreshed and invigorated!

With 65% of the district covered in Department of Conservation land, there are a great number of short walks, single and multi... Read More

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Adrenaline fix or family adventure, fun for all ages!

Have a Wild West kayaking, rafting, zipline or glow worm adventure. Visit On Yer Bike! for some hagglund, quadbike or go kart... Read More

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Relax and rejuvenate at beautiful Lake Brunner

The small lakeside village of Moana offers a range of accommodation, 9 hole golf course, yacht club and more. Sit back and enjoy... Read More

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Discover amazing stories of riches, rogues, myths and legends!

Enjoy amazing tales of our early settlers and the trials and tribulations they faced living on the West Coast. Visit Shantytown... Read More

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Now open!

Experience New Zealand’s most welcoming cycle trail! Officially opening on 23 November the West Coast Wilderness Trail... Read More

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Monteiths Brewery – Internationally renowned & iconic West Coast

With over 150 years experience in brewing, Monteiths Brewery is iconic with the West Coast of the South Island. Located in... Read More

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Experience one of the world’s great train journeys the TranzAlpine

 The TranzAlpine train journey is a spectacular, world class train trip travelling from Christchurch to Greymouth and... Read More

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Try something fun, unique & quintessentially West Coast

Forge your own knife at Barrytown knifemaking. Carve your own piece of pounamu at Barrytown Jade. Visit Blackball’s famous... Read More

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An event is a great reason to visit!

Have a go at the ‘Lake Brunner Aqua Have a Go Day’ in January, enjoy a fantastic selection of art at ‘Art in the Park’ in... Read More

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Grey in name but not in nature! Explore Greymouth

A busy rural town, Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast and the hub of corporate and commercial activity. Under that... Read More

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The Great Coast Road

Stretching from Westport to Greymouth, the Great Coast Road is a must see by bike or car. Voted ‘one of the top 10 coastal... Read More

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Blackball to Barrytown; Traverse the Croesus Track by cycle or foot

The Grey district’s premier Mountain bike ride and also a fantastic trek! The track traverses the Paparoa range between... Read More

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Lake views, glow worms, swing bridges – visit Moana, Lake Brunner

Covering an area of 40 km² and arguably one of the warmest lakes in the South Island, Moana and Lake Brunner are fantastic... Read More

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Pack the surf board and explore the Beaches

Surf breaks along the coast near Greymouth include Rapahoe, Cobden and Blaketown and Kahuna Boardriders club is based at Cobden.... Read More

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Explore Greymouth; Mt Cook views and Maori legends

Explore the Coastal Pathway on foot or by cycle, Greymouth Flood wall, Cobden Lagoon, Kowhai Bush walk, Gun emplacement walk,... Read More

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Kayaking, rafting, jet boating or trout fishing check out the Arnold River

The West Coast is renowned for its rivers they’re some of the most highly valued in New Zealand. Whether you’re... Read More

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Gold mining tunnels, coal mining history and cascading waterfalls!

There are a great range of scenic locations with amazing stories to tell, here are some of our favourites; Woods Creek track... Read More

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Otira Viaduct and Rail Tunnel; Impressive civil engineering feats

The Otira Viaduct just north of Arthurs Pass is impressive! Spanning 440m it was created to replace a narrow stretch of winding... Read More

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Now open!

Experience New Zealand’s most welcoming cycle trail! Officially opening on 23 November the West Coast Wilderness Trail... Read More

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Greymouth, South Island, New Zealand

Central West Coast of the Southern Alps, New Zealand

Heart of the West Coast!

Named after the mighty Grey River, the Grey district and main centre of Greymouth have an inspiring history full of legends, myths, rogues and riches.

Situated between the Southern Alps and Tasman sea and amongst lush rainforest, our district is a family friendly adventure hub, just 45 minutes from Punakaiki, 30 minutes from Lake Brunner and 2.5 hours from the mighty Franz Josef Glacier. The perfect base for your West Coast of the Southern Alps get-away!… Read More

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  • Treks

    Why Mayor Tony Kokshoorn thinks you should visit the West Coast of the Southern Alps

    Why would you visit the West Coast of the Southern Alps? Homemade whitebait patties, venison, alpine water and our own beer are but a few reasons why. We live here because it is New Zealand’s environmental jewel in the crown. […]

  • Sunset on the top of the Paparoa Range

    Ecotourism at Tai Poutini Polytechnic

    Our programmes are strongly focused on setting up guides to operate in the emerging ecotourism sector where skills such as interpretation, knowledge of the natural environment and sustainable practices in tourism. We run programmes in Greymouth and also distance learning […]

  • Croesus Track

    Mountain Biking in the Grey District

    Greymouth has always been an outstanding location for mountain biking on the West Coast with an excellent Mountain bike trail system that has been growing since the mid 80’s and are designed to pack as much fun into small areas […]

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Greymouth Sunday Markets

This weekly market operates every Sunday from 9-1pm at the Tai Poutini Polytechnic atrium at 73 Tainui Street,... Read more

Classic Hits Greymouth Street Race

  The Classic Hits Greymouth Street Race is held annually on the Sunday of Labour Weekend. This event is an iconic must... Read more

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