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Greymouth

Getting there & around

The Greymouth Travel Centre (03-768 7080; www.westcoasttravel.co.nz; Railway station, 164 Mackay St; 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm Sat & Sun; ) books all forms of transport, including buses, trains and interisland ferries, and has luggage-storage facilities. This is also the bus depot and offers wi-fi access.

Local transport

Taxi

Try Greymouth Taxis (03-768 7078). To the airport is around $20.

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Bus & tram

Bus

InterCity (03-365 1113; www.intercity.co.nz) has daily 1.30pm buses north to Westport ($32, two hours) and Nelson ($75, six hours), and south to Franz Josef ($53, 3½ hours) and Fox Glaciers ($57, 4¼ hours). Prices vary depending on season and availability.

Naked Bus (www.nakedbus.com) runs north to Nelson and south to Queenstown stopping at Hokitika, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, Haast and Wanaka.

Atomic Shuttles (03-349 0697; www.atomictravel.co.nz) runs daily to Queenstown ($85, 10½ hours, departs at 7.30am), with daily services to Fox Glacier ($35, 4¼ hours, departing 3.15pm), Picton ($60, 7½ hours, departing 1.15pm), and Hokitika ($15, one hour, departing 2pm).

K-Bus (0508 458 835, 03-358 8355; www.kbus.co.nz) departs for Westport ($26, 1½ hours, 9am daily) continuing to Nelson ($51, 6¼ hours) and Picton ($66, 8¼ hours); reduced days in winter.

TrackNET (0800 483 262, 03-249 7777; www.tracknet.net) has 7am departures to Queenstown ($85) stopping at Hokitika ($15), Franz Josef ($40) and Fox Glaciers ($45) and Wanaka ($80).

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Air

Air West Coast (0800 247 937, 03-738 0524; www.airwestcoast.co.nz) has daily flights departing at 7.30am to Wellington via Westport (adult/child one-way $130/109).

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Car & motorcycle

Car hire

Greymouth Travel Centre has the following branches of the major companies:

Avis (03-768 0902; www.avis.com)

Budget (03-768 4343; www.budget.co.nz)

Europcar (03-768 9980; www.europcar.co.nz)

A local company is Alpine West (0800 257 736, 03-736 4002; www.alpinerentals.co.nz).

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