The admirable and outstanding scenic sunset view from the beach to the enlightening galleries and museums, not to forget the grinding Glaciers and the intense river, Greymouth has it all. It surely guarantees everything under a single roof, a rare finding in any holiday destination.
Excursions can be commenced from the heart of the town to Karamea, Westport, Punakaiki and Hokitika in the north and Haast and The Glaciers in the south.
Shantytown with 30 significant historic edifies entails a jail, church, local saloon and even a school and a hospital. The town also encompasses unique and historic train rides and at the same time provides options galore to experience true farm life on a four-wheeler bike. Can there be anything more satisfying beyond this…, which not only frees one from the mundane city life but also helps in unwrapping loose ends while rescuing from the daily chores.
What is extremely inspiring, encouraging luring and enticing is the gold claim, which leaves enough room for gold exploration. A replica of 1860s rush town, which was also a finalist in the New Zealand tourism awards, this has been the root cause for tourist attraction in Greymouth, thanks to Shantytown.
The township is the ‘Heart of the Coast’, with an airport, striking Tranz Alpine scenic train and the well-connected coach links with Christchurch. The History House, Art Gallery and the Floodwall protect Greymouth from the flowing Grey River.
Bask in unending adventure activities. Dig and explore underground streams and get steady for cave rafting. Enjoy a lifetime experience by taking a horse ride in the forest, all by oneself. Can there be something beyond this that can cause heart pulsating? Cheer with enthusiasm at the sight of Hector dolphins. Fur seals while on an Ocean boat tour. These adventure thrills do not end here. Amidst the powerful river, alarming lakes, glaciers, dense rainforests, once can also find an evocative World Heritage Area and five of New Zealand’s National Parks.
Core reserve found in Greymouth is The King Domain. One should not miss the panoramic views from the hill (close to The Gap). The raging river can be seen in action from the Greymouth’s Flood Wall. Then there is also the tidal estuary and the Fisherman’s wharf.
A significant and integral role played in the history of the West coast is attributed to Jade Boulder Gallery, which displays a gamut of greenstones.
The picturesque and the spectacular views from Rapahoe, which is around the headland to the Cobden beach road, are extremely mind-blowing.
After capturing glimpses of natural beauty and of course gathering information about the town’s historic significance, relax in any of the quality hotels/motels of your choice. Shop till the last drop of penny, however do not forget to keep some for the exotic cafes and the scintillating bars.