Dunollie Ranch Hotel
37 MacDougall Ave, Greymouth, New Zealand
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The Bushman's Center
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Travel Tips for Greymouth
Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowhole
During the planning for a trip to Greymouth, you will likely be using this as a stop on your way around the West Coast of the South Island. Your final destination will likely be Hokitika or the Glaciers, but I encourage you to take a slightly northern path to Punakaiki from Greymouth. It is about 45km north, but worth the extra two or three hours on your way.
The Paparoa National Park is also located just north of Punakaiki, and would make for a lovely day trip if you are staying in Greymouth.
For more information on this trip, check out this page:
"On the Grey River"
Greymouth is named after its location at the mouth of the Grey river on the West Coast of NZ. It is the biggest West Coast town though is often missed by travellors who have more important items on their 'to see' list.
Greymouth doesn't actually have anything spectacular to visit. But it is an important point in grey distric tourism. The famous tranz alpine train run from Christchurch to greymouth. This is the best scenic train route in NZ. Many people breaks their journey and stop to stay the night in greymouth because they have good range of accomodation and sort of sit in the middle between christchurch, westport and franz josef.
We were breaking our journey in greymouth. Started the drive from christchurch along the arthur pass and stop at Greymouth
Shantytown - West Coast gold mining town
Shantytown is a faithfully restored replica of an 1860’s West Coast gold mining town. Amongst the eclectic collection of Pioneer relics and Kiwiana that has come to comprise Shantytown’s unique and valuable collection are some true gems. This vast and significant collection is housed in over 30 historic buildings, enabling the visitor to wend their way through the town as interlopers into a bygone era.
All entrance to Shantytown includes a ride on one of our 3 vintage steam trains. Open from 8:30am, our first train departs at 9:45am and then at regular intervals right throughout the day until 4pm. On either the 1877 L-Class, 1896 improved F-Class Kaitangata or 1913 Climax, you will take a short trip through lush native rain forest along a line which follows an original sawmill tram track of the 1800’s.
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