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.
Take the TranzAlpine to Greymouth and stay up to 4 nights. An ideal way to explore “the coast”.
Experience contrasts as beautiful
landscapes change dramatically on
one of the world’s great train trips.
Drive one of the world's most scenic roads and experience the West Coast in all it's raw power.
Punakaiki and Shantytown
Drive one of the world's most scenic roads and relive the old West Coast mining days.