Things to do in Greymouth

With so much beautiful West Coast scenery to enjoy, it's no surprise that Greymouth's best activities are outdoors. So bring some walking shoes or hiking boots with you if you are staying for a night or two.

Gateway to the West Coast

Greymouth is also famous for the Monteith's Brewery, and even if you are just staying in Greymouth for an hour whilst the TranzAlpine train turns around, you should try to visit this iconic brewery for lunch at least.

But if breweries aren't your style, then this charming little town has plenty of cafés to enjoy. And if long nature walks don't appeal, then the walking trail along the river bank is both interesting and informative.  

Greymouth Accommodation

Greymouth has great accommodation options, from convenient hotels and motels to camping sites and the delightful Greymouth Seaside Top 10 Holiday Park.

For something quirky and historic, “Formerly the Blackball Hilton” is a living museum at the heart of an old mining town. If you are keen to learn about the region's rich mining history, then this is a great way to experience it first-hand. 

Alternatively, if you want a convenient and stylish stay within Greymouth town centre, then the Coleraine Suites & Appartments and the Copthorne Hotel Greymouth are perfect. 

Greymouth History

Getting to Greymouth

You can get to Greymouth by train from Christchurch aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine. Either book a train journey directly or choose from one of our many West Coast packages and tours to see more of this wonderful region: