Arts & Crafts in Greymouth

Garth Wilson Jade

Whakapapa (genealogy) links to two West Coast hapū (subtribes) give Garth the right to collect pounamu all along the coast, which he then carves in his home studio near Shantytown. Call in to watch him at work...

Museum in Greymouth


Good fun for kids and young-at-heart travellers, Shantytown is a recreated 1860s gold-mining town, 10km south of Greymouth. Peer inside a church, a tavern, a hospital and a Chinese encampment, all painstakingly...

Brewery in Greymouth

Monteith’s Brewing Co

The original Monteith's brewhouse is the HQ for this nationally famous beer brand: glossy and a wee bit corporate, but it delivers a high-quality experience. Book ahead for a guided tour (45 minutes, including...

Cafe in Greymouth

DP1 Cafe

A stalwart of the Greymouth cafe scene, this quayside java joint is awash with local artwork. Hip clientele and friendly staff make it an excellent place to mingle while sipping the best espresso in town. The...

Arts & Crafts in Greymouth

Nimmo Gallery & Store

Ostensibly the gallery of local landscape photographer Stewart Nimmo, this stylish space overflows with cracking souvenirs (with more handicrafts and clothing sold in the courtyard out back). Honeyed beauty...

Gallery in Greymouth

Left Bank Art Gallery

A wide community of West Coast artists is represented in this former bank, which displays contemporary NZ prints, paintings, photographs, jewellery and ceramics; much of it is for sale.

Jewellery in Greymouth

Shades of Jade

Browse pounamu jewellery – mainly in Māori-style designs but also crosses – all created from genuine West Coast greenstone.

Bistro in Greymouth

Buccleugh's On High

Out the back of the public bar of the Recreation Hotel, this bistro is Greymouth's best dining option – which isn't saying much. The menu offers what you'd expect from an upmarket pub (lamb shanks, steak,...

Bar in Greymouth


Valiantly trying to capture the sophistication and glamour of golden-era Hollywood in good old Greymouth, this bar inside the Regent Cinema is an atmospheric and comfortable place to plonk yourself down in a...

Sports & Outdoors in Greymouth

Greymouth Warehouse

Camping equipment, fishing gear and sportswear are among the many products on sale in Greymouth's superstore.

Museum in Greymouth

History House Museum

When we passed through, this pictorial museum of Greymouth's gold rush days was closed indefinitely, to allow the handsome 1924 building to undergo earthquake strengthening.