Greymouth has a renowned history of coal and gold mining & jade hunting and around the town you’ll find galleries specialising in NZ Jade or greenstone, known as pounamu. The largest town on the South Island’s west coast, Greymouth is situated at the mouth of the Grey River, previously named by Maori as Mawhera, meaning 'wide spread river mouth'. The stunning TranzAlpine train runs from here to Christchurch, capturing the majestic mountains & the vast Canterbury plains. And one of the country's smoothest and most accessible cycle trails, the West Coast cycle trail runs from Greymouth to Ross, taking in ancient rainforests, glacial rivers, moody lakes and some downright cracking wetlands. North of town, the Point Elizabeth Walkway winds along coastal clifftops to the forests of Rapahoe Scenic Reserve, home to abundant birdlife.
Tours in the region (click on a photo to get a tour details):