Stretching from the south banks of the Punakaiki River in the north to the Taramakau River in the south and out to Moana and the Little Grey River at Ikamatua in the Grey Valley. Diverse and rich in history the Grey District has plenty of character.
Greymouth is situated on the coast by the Tasman Sea and at the mouth of the Grey River. Greymouth is the main centre of the Grey District and the geographic and commercial heart of the West Coast. An ideal base to explore the beautiful region of the West Coast - and there's plenty to see!
Discover the fascinating history of the West Coast by stepping back in time at Shantytown Heritage Park, an interesting replica gold rush town of the 1860’s. Take a drive out to Blackball and stop in for lunch at Formerly known as the Blackball Hilton Hotel, make sure you try some Blackball Salami! Explore Punakaiki pancake rocks, a geographical wonder just 45km to the north. View the amazing landscapes of the Southern Alps and the West Coast from the comfort of the TranzAlpine train, voted one of the worlds top six train journeys and then relax with a Brewery tour and tasting at a West Coast favourite Monteiths Brewery . There's also a great range of Greymouth accommodation for you to choose from. Not to mention many easy ways to get here and around, from shuttle services to rental cars and motorhomes.