go to content go to search box go to global site navigation

Introducing Greymouth

Welcome to the ‘Big Smoke’, crouched at the mouth of the imaginatively named Grey River. The West Coast’s largest town has gold in its veins, and today its fortunes still ebb and flow with the tide of mining, although dairy farming and tourism top up the coffers. The town is well geared for travellers, offering all the necessary services and the odd tourist attraction, the most famous of which is Shantytown.