Best Western Aachen Place Motel

50 High Street, Greymouth, South Island, 7805, New Zealand
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Greymouth - Arriving by train, no car - What's the best way to spend the day there?

by JeffJordan

What's the best way to spend the day in or around Greymouth without a car?

Thanks,
Jeff

Re: Greymouth - Arriving by train, no car - What's the best way to spend the day there?

by amandajayne81

We arrived in Greymouth and rented a car but the town seemed pretty close to the railway station so I think you could just walk around and see quite a bit. Even the station was worth quite a look it was pretty well done.

Re: Greymouth - Arriving by train, no car - What's the best way to spend the day there?

by Kakapo2

There is not a real lot to do in Greymouth if you do not have a car - but enough to fill a day.

In the town itself you can stroll along the Grey River, walk up the hill on a zig-zag track for great views of town, river, and sea(King Domain Walk, 1.5 hours return). See more walks here: http://www.greydistrict.co.nz/greymouth/walks.asp

You can tour the Montheith's Brewery which is NZ's most famous one, they have several tours daily.

They also offer a lot of outdoor adventure tours from Greymouth, including caving, kayaking, rafting, 4WD tours, mountainbiking, etc.

More on the Grey District website:

http://www.greydistrict.co.nz/things_to_do/

There is a shuttle service to Shantytown, a replica gold town of the 1860's. This shuttle leaves at the Greymouth i-site three times daily (but a minimum of two passengers is needed). They also service the Pancake Rocks (Punakaiki) but here a minimum of three people is needed.

There are some great places very close to Greymouth but you would need your own transportation to get there, especially Lake Brunner and Blackball.

If you only arrive by train but would want to drive, there are several car rental companies which would deliver their cars right to the railway station.

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Arthur's Pass National Park

by ATXtraveler

Located just to the East of Greymouth is Arthur's Pass National Park, which is a major hub for hiking and adventure. Although the entire town of Greymouth would be considered "off the beaten path" in my opinion, this is one of the places I would go if in Greymouth for an extended period of time.

For more information on Arthur's Pass, I encourage you to take a look at my page:

A large but quiet town

by Aidy_p

"Grey Town?"

I can only so speak for myself when I say that there was nothing much we could do in Greymouth. It's a town that see's 20% of the west coast population, but when I was there, it was totally quiet - close to a ghost town. Where did all the people go? Maybe it was the slight drizzle that kept the people indoors. I really don't know. visited the clock tower and also the Grey River. Believe the people there should be nice but did not meet any for the obvious reason.

Nursing a hangover?

by goflynn

"Making sure the drive is short..."

Only an hour's drive to the North on Sunday to Greymouth. Driftwood is the ornamentation for west coast beaches – every shape, size and colour. Shantytown, just south of Greymouth, is a reconstructed 1880s gold rush town long in gold mining history. We're here shortly afternoon. The dance was crowded, and I caught a taxi both ways from Ross. As I said before, picked up a speeding ticket on way to festival for 113 in a 100 zone. damn... No cruise control, and my heavy foot. Still on my mind today, too...
We made way to the Paroa Homestay Bed and Breakfast for a one-night stay. Paroa Homestay overlooks the Tasman Sea and is a three-minute walk from the beach. Relaxing on the twin terraces and enjoying the incredible sunset, and enjoying the chorus of native birds nesting amongst towering trees and native shrubs. Relaxing in the luxurious and spacious guest lounge in this classic style home. We kicked back on this Sunday... After a good rest, we enjoyed a continental breakfast; by Hostess Pam.
The Maori people are the indigenous people of New Zealand, and for several centuries, Greymouth was their home. It included a "pa" (fort) to defend its population just as Europe is littered with forts and castles that served the same purpose. Surviving Maori still retain possession of prized tracts of town property. Economically, their influence is still felt. The town's area was known to its Maori inhabitants as 'Mawhera' (Widespread River Mouth) and is acknowledged in the town's long, river-hugging street: Mawhera Quay.

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 Best Western Aachen Place Motel

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Address: 50 High Street, Greymouth, South Island, 7805, New Zealand