Once the site of a Maori Pa Mawhera (which means ‘wide spread river mouth ‘in reference to the towns river mouth), Greymouth is the largest town on the South Island, West Coast. The area has a very rich history around Gold mining, Pounamu (Jade) and coal mining. Take a walk down the beautiful flood-wall, experience the views of the famous Grey River bar, with the barber rolling down the valley right beside you. With every step you take, enjoy a bit of history along which used to be the busiest port in the dominion.

See and Do Highlights


  • Shantytown is a village constructed and opened in the early 1970s it consists of 30 re-created historic buildings, born out of the desire of the Greymouth community to preserve the West Coast Goldmining history. Over the years they have gifted a collection of thousands of artefacts. Shantytown has lots to offer including a Stream Train ride, Gold panning, Chinatown, short walks and also King Dick’s café to enjoy a lovely lunch or snack why you explore the history. Book through Greymouth i-SITE to receive your exclusive 10% OFF ENTRY FEE Enquire Now

Monteith’s Brewing Co.

  • Monteith’s Brewery is a local brewery something of a New Zealand legend, they offer a brewery experience and guide you through the traditions and heritage of brewing establish. You will experience the taste of the ever changing and innovative brews; some of which are exclusively produced and sold at the Monteiths Brewing Company. Enquire Now


Greymouth is also the start of the West Coast Wilderness Trail, a four day cycle trip between Greymouth and Ross. With stunning views of the coastline, lakes, bush and rivers, the trail has some of the best scenery on offer. Bookings for accommodation, bike hire, car storage/transfer and bag transfers can all be made through the Greymouth i-SITE.

Greymouth is a great place to base your West Coast holiday and the staff at the Greymouth i-SITE can help you with all your holiday requirements.

Contact Greymouth i-SITE 0800 767 080 – email

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