The West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island has significant natural beauty and a relatively low population density. As a result, with a scant 10,000 people, the town of Greymouth is the de facto capital of the region and home to just under a third of West Coast inhabitants.
As a gateway to the Grey River catchment area and vast Southern Alps, Greymouth is a vital destination in New Zealand. Mount Cook for one, is clearly visible in good weather and points of interest like Lake Brunner, Lake Summer Forest Park and the Pancake Rocks at Paparoa National Park provide peerless recreation and scenic pleasure. Kumara, a gold rush era town some 30 km from Greymouth, is well worth a look. In addition, events like the Greymouth Summer Fair, Wild Foods Festival and Art in the Park help make the town a worthwhile place to visit on the South Island.Lake Brunner Brunner Mine Industrial Site Point Elizabeth Walkway Kumara Lake Summer Forest Park New Zealand International Film Festival Greymouth Summer Fair Art in the Park Wild Foods Festival King of the Coast Albert's Anklebiters Café Jones's Licensed Café & Bar Frank's Café Station House Café Monteith's Brewery Speight's Ale House Steamers Carvery & Bar
Greymouth has a cool temperate climate, with abundant rainfall throughout the year.
- Summer (November to February) 10-19°C
- Fall (March to May) 7-18°C
- Winter (June to August) 4-12°C
- Spring (September to October) 6-15°C
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Conveniently located in the centre of Greymouth, the historic Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth makes for an ideal base with its cosy accommodations suited for any travellers on a relaxed holiday.... More
An excellent place to enjoy the West Coast. Close to the Tasman sea. Very nicely refurbished. A car is very useful for guests staying at this property, though for those arriving on the Tranzalpine... More