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

by JeffJordan Online Now Dec 6, 2009 at 5:33 PM

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

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Jeff

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

    by amandajayne81 Online Now Dec 6, 2009 at 8:29 PM

    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.

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

    by Kakapo2 Online Now Dec 10, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    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: greydistrict.co.nz/greymouth...

    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:

    greydistrict.co.nz/things_to...

    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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