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Visit Greymouth


Greymouth is the largest town on the west coast and lies at the mouth of the Grey River.

It was an important port during the gold rush, and continued to thrive when the mining boom came to an end. Old photographs and memorabilia in the History House Museum reveal the region's mining and nautical past.

Also worth visiting is Shantytown, a recreation of an 1880s gold mining settlement, ten kilometres south of Greymouth, where visitors can learn about prospecting and try panning for gold themselves.

It's a friendly town, although it is mainly used by travellers as a stop-off. Greymouth marks one end of the TranzAlpine Train and the Great Alpine Highway, both of which connect it to Christchurch on the east coast.

The driving route is one of the most scenic in the country, crossing the Southern Alps by way of Arthur's Pass - a rugged mountain pass 920-metres above sea level.

The eponymous national park is a popular destination for walking, climbing and skiing.


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Top itineraries in Greymouth

Port Douglas beach, Queensland, Australia

Australia and New Zealand Discoverer

21-day tailor-made holiday from £5,040 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made holiday combines the best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. You'll explore New Zealand's world-famous glaciers and remote fjords with a self-drive before discovering Australia's sacred Ayers Rock, stunning beaches and delightful waterside cities.

Maui Ultima Elite

New Zealand by Motorhome

20-day motorhome self-drive from £3,650 pp incl. flights

With its spectacular driving routes linking gorgeous coastlines and vast national parks, and plenty of gorgeous locations to pull up and park, find out why New Zealand is tailor-made for a motorhome holiday.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Wilderness Highlights of New Zealand

23-day tailor-made self-drive from £7,205 pp incl. flights

Discover the spectacular landscapes of New Zealand's north and south islands on this fly-drive holiday, which includes a journey across the Southern Alps aboard the iconic TranzAlpine Express.

Mountain picnic, Queenstown, New Zealand

Culinary Highlights of New Zealand

25-day tailor-made self-drive from £8,395 pp incl. flights

With a focus on food and wine, this luxury fly-drive covers many of New Zealand's highlights, taking in the everything from the rolling vineyards of Hawke's Bay to the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps.

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