Greymouth is a town with a fascinating history of gold mining, jade hunting and dramatic river floods. Sample the wonderful beer and listen to the exciting Wild West coast stories on your next Campervan Rental New Zealand holiday in this charming region.
Greymouth is the leading city along the west coastline of New Zealand’s South Island. The city is positioned on the opening of the Grey River and is near to the base of the Southern Alps. At times, you can even glimpse the mighty Mount Cook in the south which creates a dramatic backdrop to the cityscape. With its forestry, fishing, eco-tourism and mining industries rest assured that the diversity of this place leaves you with lots of things to see and explore on your Campervan Hire holiday.
Well-known for its affability and hospitality Greymouth is the ideal spot for a Campervan New Zealand holiday. It is the heart of the coastline and is within short driving distance to lots of New Zealand’s natural attractions along with countless man-made highlights that portray the country’s rich heritage. There are lots of places to stay in this region and with your Campervan Rental you have the freedom to explore this beautiful place as and when you wish.
The Greymouth region is the abode of a World Heritage Area along with 5 of New Zealand’s most excellent National Parks. The most famous of these is the Paporoa National Park where you will find an abundance of forest and native bush and the famed pancake rocks at Punakaiki. This dramatic natural formation of rocks resembles pancake stacks and is the result of corrosion over the years. Punakaiki is located to the north of Greymouth so you can simply drive your Campervan Hire to this fantastic spot.
Take a trip to Lake Brumer and discover its inimitable tranquillity. Enjoy a bit of fishing, yachting, boating and canoeing or simply sit back and take in the spectacular surrounds and enjoy a relaxing Campervan Hire NZ holiday.
Greymouth is sited close to quite a few tourist attractions. Set off on a trip northwards along the shoreline and you can spot the seals at Cape Foulwind, attempt gold panning, hike along the Charming Creek walkway or try a bit of river or sea fishing.
West Coast attractions in Greymouth include golfing, canoeing, bush walks around the numerous forest and coastal tracks, black water rafting, jet boating, dolphin watching and a trip to the Monteiths Brewing Company. The famed tourist attractions in this region include the History House Museum and Shantytown.
Shantytown is a nearby mock-up gold mining settlement that commemorates the fascinating heritage of New Zealand. The History House Museum is another famous tourist attraction that depicts the past days in Greymouth and features historic photographs representing the town’s colonial times.
Greymouth is actually the centre of the West Coast. There are lots of things to enjoy and see in this fascinating region and a Campervan Holiday is the best way to experience this region’s inimitable exquisiteness.
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