Gateway to the West Coast of the South Island New Zealand
Explore the Grey District, here you can check out what to do & see, events, accommodation and restaurants and information on Greymouth, Lake Brunner & Moana and Blackball.
Read about the wonders of the wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island and its many hospitable townships offering fine accommodation, fantastic adventure opportunities, unique New Zealand cuisine & wine plus a warm Kiwi welcome.
One of New Zealand's premier heritage attractions. A faithfully restored 1900s pioneer town, born out of, and stimulated by, the West Coast gold rushes of the 1860s. A living monument to the hardy pioneers who forded the wildly exotic rivers and streams, and scrambled through the rugged subtropical rainforest in search of their fortunes, Shantytown has grown to comprise over 30 historic buildings, gold panning, working steam trains, a multi-denominational church, 300-seat conference and events centre, licensed bar and tearooms, confectionery store, curio and collectables shop, 19th century Marsden Valley School and children's playground, and Chinatown Miners Village.
Check the website for a look at the carvings available at our shop. Shades of Jade provide a certificate of identity for all carvings purchased and this is your guarantee of New Zealand workmanship and New Zealand jade status. Shades of Jade provide value the opportunity to accept commission work which they can send anywhere around the world upon completion. Manufactured by West Coast and New Zealand craftspersons. In addition to their family's carving skill, Shades of Jade provide welcome and display over 15 West Coast and New Zealand jade carvers' works for purchase.
Mud-tastic off-road adventures for all ages. Drive through beautiful native rainforest trail, through puddles that resemble small lakes and loads of our famous mud! Quad bikes, 2-seater Go-karts, Hot Tracks tour and 1-hour Wilderness tour. NO experience required. Cafe on site.
Proudly serving the coast since 1868. An experience not to be missed, come through and see how some of the best beers in the world are brewed. While on tour at Monteith's you will learn about the origins of where it all began, you will be able to see and smell our beer as it slowly matures in our open fermenters, you will get to view our steamed coal-fired boilers, and best of all you will get to sample and pour a few of your favourites. With over 7 beers on tap you will get a strong appreciation of what makes Monteith's New Zealand's leading craft beer range. Tours are available 7 days a week, 4 times a day.
Out of the 23 rivers on the West Coast, we've chosen the best 8 to use
for rafting so you can be confident that there will be a river here that
Are you looking for a fun adventure with a touch of mystery & intrique! How about floating through an underground galaxy world of glow-worms,
experiencing the fun of rainforest river tubing and a cliff jump
(optional). This is a relaxing half day adventure that is fun, is in a beautiful
place and takes you into an unusal cave environment with it's
Choose one of the amazing audio guide themed tours or do them all. Your
audio guide brings your surroundings to life, and provides as much
detail as you want all at your own pace. It tells you where you are,
provides directions and introduces you to real people who live along the
We travel from Greymouth north along the stunning Coast Road to
Punakaiki, being the Maori word for 'food basket' and the home of the
fascinating Pancake Rocks.
As near as possible to high tide take a stroll around the Pancake Rocks
Walkway to see the unique rock structures layered here 30 million years
ago. Watch also for the roaring Geysers that heave their way from the
Ocean floor up out through the Rock Blowholes.
A relaxing cruise by Jungle Boat amongst the primeval giants of our rain forests. In the traditions of our early explorers, by Jungle Boat we follow the route of ‘Te Ara Pounamu’-the greenstone pathway.
Lake Brunner Where The Trout Die Of Old Age
Fishing for trout on New Zealands West Coast of the South Island is a treat not to be missed.
Brent Beadle is based at Moana on the shores of beautiful Lake Brunner where the trout die of old age.
Brent is the longest serving local guide, 15 years in the area and he is a member of the N.Z. Professional Fishing Guides Assn.(NZPFGA). Both Brents boats, the 'Madeline Ruth' and 'Sneakuponum' are surveyed to government requirements and Brent has Department of Conservation concessions to fish in the area.
It is a requirement of the NZPGA that your guide meets these lawful requirements.
Qualmark rated 4 Star+ ASURE Highpark Motor Inn complex consists of 11 modern spacious units with attractive designer decor set in tranquil gardens. All units are fully self contained and serviced daily. 5 studio units, 3x1 bedroom units, 3x2 bedroom units including two access units with European showers and 2 executive suites with spa baths.
Maria & Stewart asure you of a warm West Coast welcome and friendly personal service. Your home away from home for business, leisure or pleasure. Stay a few days and experience the action adventure and scenic wonders of the West Coast of the South Island.
ASURE Annabelle Motel, Hokitika, with 12 modern luxury motel units is situated off the main highway and conveniently located close to the centre of town. With the Hokitika town centre, beach, children's play ground and restaurants & cafes just a 10min stroll away and many of the West Coast's attractions within easy driving distance, ASURE Annabelle Motel accommodation is ideal for families, business travellers or couples wishing to relax and enjoy Hokitika and everything that the wild West Coast of New Zealand has to offer.
Bella Vista Motels Greymouth invites visitors to experience its friendly service and 18 modern motel units at competitive rates. Close to town centre. Courtesy vehicle to/from TranzAlpine Express by arrangement.
Take a break, come and relax and enjoy Oak Lodge, just 3 minutes north of Greymouth on the fabulous South Island West Coast. Oak Lodge has 5 large comfortable guest rooms with ensuites. The guest lounge has tea/coffee-making facilities, Sky TV and comfortable leather lounge. All guest rooms and lounge are upstairs. Relax in the swimming pool, hot spa tub, or sauna, play a game of tennis or billiards, take a stroll around the garden or feed the sheep and eels. Wireless internet connection. Chlldren welcome. Full breakfast.
Therese, Jim and staff at Revingtons Hotel welcome you to Greymouth. Enjoy a meal at our fantastic, newly refurbished licensed restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Danny Doolan's Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy an Irish Stout and listen to Irish music. We have 25 fully serviced rooms with ensuite bathrooms, TV, telephone and tea and coffee-making facilities. We are only 200 metres from TranzAlpine railway.
Located right on the beachfront in peaceful Greymouth, on New Zealand's unspoilt West Coast. Only 2.5kms to the town centre. We have a wide range of modern accommodations to suit individuals, couples, families and larger groups and we pride ourselves in offering a holiday park of the highest quality. Our friendly team are always on hand to help - you'll find the park a real 'home away from home'.