Mawhera Grey District



Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand

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The best of Mawhera Grey District


Towns, Places & Info centres

Monteiths Brewing Company

See & Do


See & Do

Stewart Nimmo Gallery

See & Do



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Mawhera Grey District Events

Nov. 12, 2016

Left Coast Whitebait Festival at Monteiths Greymouth

Left Coast Whitebait Festival-Celebrating the Best of the West.
Aug. 28, 2016

Polar Plunge

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Heart of the West Coast 

Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast and has the turnaround of the Tranz Alpine train journey, recognised as one of the top train trips in the world and one form of public transport that you'll actually wish took a little bit longer. Greymouth and the surrounding Grey Valley offer adventure activities, heritage attractions and guided nature tours. Cycle the easy West Coast Wilderness Trail or visit Shantytown, a replica of a 1880's gold town. Get muddy on a quad bike tour, go caving or whitewater rafting, head up the Croesus Track for a very scenic full day hike and then end your adventure with a good old local brew of Monteith's beer.

The Greymouth and Grey Valley area takes in Blackball, Nelson Creek, Stillwater and Greymouth.


 The Blackball Salami Company out & about.  For a good half day trip from Greymouth head to the iconic West Coast town of Blackball. This small town was the birth place of the New Zealand Labour party. Back in 1908 miners went on strike for three months to win a 30-minute lunch break. They won!

Nowdays it is more famous for The Blackball Salami Company, where they serve up "West Coast perfection". Another good stop is Formerly the Blackball Hilton Hotel, named after an infamous dispute with a certain international hotel chain. Apparently the ladies loos never fail to raise a smile.

The Croesus Track follows an historic miners pack track and is open to trampers and mountain bikers. You can either do the 45 minute walk to Garden Gully past an old miners hut or an 8 hour return walk to Croesus Knob. For the more adventurous, make this a two-day walk and stay overnight in a Department of Conservation hut.

There are several historical places of interest in Blackball to visit here including an old mine site and the Blackball-Roa Railway Line.

Nelson Creek

North of Greymouth, Nelson Creek, has a great community run campground complete with a playground, jump off point into a deep swimming hole and historic walks through a landscape of tunnels and tailraces created by the gold miners. Children love exploring the tunnels – just don’t forget to take a torch.


Stillwater township is a small town with a sad reminder of the area’s tragic history. A total of 67 men were entombed in the Brunner Coalmine collapse in 1896 and you can still see the Brunner Mine Remains just 2km out of Stillwater heading towards Greymouth.


Pancake Rocks

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes

 Four Wheeling

On Yer bike


Formerly The Blackball Hilton Hotel

Westland Recreation & Aquatic Center

Grey Aquatic Centre

Knife Making

Knife Making

Barrytown knifemaking


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Horse trekking

South Westland Horse Treks



Heli Rafting

eco rafting


Blaketwon body borders

Brunner Mine Site

brunner mine


History House Museum Greymouth

Jade Shops & Craving

Garth Wilson Jade


Coal Creek Coal Creek Walk

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