The TranzAlpine train is suspended until April 3, 2017, due to damage caused by recent fires in the Waimakariri Gorge District. See Travel News for more information.

Greymouth & West Coast

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Glory days of gold and coal shaped this historic town’s character

This riverside town is proud of its history, brewery and broad-minded attitude to drinking hours that sprang from gold rush days of the 1860s. You can toast the Coaster’s independent attitude on the tour of Montieth’s traditional Brewery, or find greenstone jewellery being shaped at numerous galleries throughout the town. Try panning for your own gold at nearby Shantytown, or travel north on one of the most scenic stretches of coastal road in the world to Punakaki or Pancake Rocks.

Greymouth is a great base for travel further south down the West Coast, with Franz Josef Glacier, Hokitika & Haast all within reach. Further South will take you inland to Wanaka & Queenstown. A region full of history and rugged, untouched beauty, the West Coast is a destination for the bucket list.

 

KiwiRail Scenic Escape Packages to Greymouth & the West Coast

Greymouth Break - train to Greymouth and spend a few nights at the Kingsgate Hotel

Shanty Tour - step back in time to explore the 1860's mining town Mardsen - known as Shantytown

Punakaiki Tour - travel the famous 'Coastal Road' and experience the rugged beauty of the Westcoast

Lake Brunner Day out - enjoy lunch at Lake Brunner (Moana) before rejoining the train for its return jouney