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Published: 3 August 2019
Last Updated: 24 September 2019

Greymouth is a city with a history of jade hunting, gold mining and a dramatic river floods. Glue the beer and listen to wild west coast stories. Greymouth is a city on the west shore of New Zealand's South Island. Its History House Museum has exhibits chronicling the town's mining and jade hunting past.

In the south, Shantytown Heritage Park is a created a gold rush city with a museum and a steam train. North of Greymouth, the Point Elizabeth Gateway runs along coast Clifftops to the woods of Rapahoe Scenic Reserve, home to abundant birdlife. After the website of the Maori pa Mawhera, Greymouth is considered the heart of the West Coast.

It's the biggest city in the South Island's west shore and the arrival point for the Tranz Alps in Christchurch. The region has a history of gold mining, which is valued at the local museum and neighboring Shantytown. Neighborhood brewery Monteith's is something of a New Zealand legend, it runs tours that have a tasting session.

Around the town you'll discover galleries. Other Greymouth entertainments include sea fishing, fly fishing, and adventure activities such as rafting and caving.

The 2 hour Point Elizabeth Walk passes through a picturesque reservation and old gold mining sites. It starts 12km north of Greymouth in Rapahoe Beach, which happens to be also a favorite swimming spot in summer.


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Places to walk and see

  • Greymouth Floodwall To Blaketown Tiphead (30-45 Minutes)
  • Omotumotu Bush Walk (25-minute Loop)
  • Point Elizabeth Walkway (1h45mins One Way)
  • King Domain Walk (25 Minutes One Way)
  • Coal Creek Falls (1-hour Return)
  • Croesus Track (1-2 Days)
  • Lions Walk (10-minute Return)
Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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