"Greymouth, largest town on the West Coast" Top 5 Page for this destination Greymouth by Kate-Me
Greymouth Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 87 photos
Greymouth is the only city on New Zealand's remote West Coast. Most other towns have a very small population, with only Hokitika having 2000 or 3000 (Hokitika is the 2nd largest town).
So, Greymouth is the commercial centre of the west.
We spent a little while down by the river front, and found the look of the town from here rather industrial. It is, or was, a coal mining town.
There seem to be ample shops, restaurants and backpackers and other accommodation, but not a great deal to do (though as a base for adventure activities, it's probably not too bad).
From here, we caught the Tranzalpine train back across the mountains to Christchurch.
More later. ...
- Pros:Largest town on the NZ west coast, well equipped
- Cons:Looks a bit industrial and not too attractive
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