Greymouth is the gateway to a the scenic West Coast;
north to Punakaiki Pancake Rocks 40 minutes,
Westport 90 minutes, south to Hokitika 35 minutes, Franz Josef Glacier 150 minutes,
Fox Glacier 180 minutes, Haast, Wanaka and Queenstown 480 minutes.
The world renowned Tranz Scenic Alpine Train journey
from Christchurch to Greymouth and return.
At Shantytown you can learn to pan for gold, a unique living monument to the hardy
pioneers who forded the wildly exotic rivers and streams, scrambled through
the rugged subtropical rainforest in search of their fortunes.
Take a tour of the original Monteiths Brewery,
pride and passion in a fashion borne by our forefathers.
Stroll where the birds fly on top of the tree canopy amongst ancient Rimu rainforest giants
at the West Coast Tree top Walkway in Hokitika. An exhilarating treetop adventure;
easily accessed via a steel platform 20 meters above the ground and 450 meters long.
Experience taste sensations at the Hokitika Wild Food festival
Visit the White Heron breeding colony; Herons are in residence between October to March.
In the Paparoa National Park take a Train ride through the primeval rainforest
to the awe inspiring Nile River Caves, this Cave Rafting experience combins fun & discovery
in a pristine environment with amazing cave formations and surreal Glow worm displays.
Venture to the sea via the Truman Track or inland via the Cave creek walk,
both are north of Punakaiki.
For the very best of the Glacier country experience the Glacier Hot Pools,
a haven of natural tranquility
and the perfect way to relax after exploring the West Coast.
Take a scenic helicopter flight and book a fully guided glacier walk on Franz Josef
or Fox Glacier to see
the amazing ice formations, spectacular Southern Alps and snowfields.