gritty, grounded and garrulous in Groovy Golden Greymouth.
Discover a town founded on gold and built on coal – surrounded
by pristine rainforests, exceptional rivers, and magnificent
mountains. Explore the last untamed natural wilderness, with
85% of the West Coast now administered by the Department of
Conservation. Wander into the wonders
of West-Coast history on these walking tours of Greymouth.
- Walk along the
banks of the mighty Grey River / Mawheranui, the lifeblood
of town and province.
- Risk the unique but chilly Greymouth “Barber” a katabatic wind “that cuts to the bone”. A meteorological wonder found in only a handful of places worldwide.
- Immerse yourself in Maori legends of our origins and be inspired by early European history.
- Delve into the history of the buildings and structures that make up Greymouth. Feel the grit and stone of a community founded on gold, and built on coal.
Tours are lead by world-renowned storyteller Andy Wright with over 25 years of experience performing throughout Asia, America, Europe, and Australasia.
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Chill out with the Barber
Take a chance on
the Greymouth Barber – a razor cold wind that “cuts to
the bone”. It isn’t easy to find an enhanced katabatic
wind, and the Greymouth Barber is one of the few
examples worldwide. Stand firm as the sharp blade of
the wind followed by a stampede of fog and mist escape
through the Greymouth Gap into the wider world. Ask
any local and they will tell you “keep your hat on, or
get a free haircut”. more
Live like a King
Majestic views and stunning panoramas await the brave, agile and kingly. Climb to the top of King Domain for magnificent views across the Tasman Ocean and the Grey Valley. Zig and Zag your way up this steep hill, to gain breathtaking views from 4 distinct lookouts, with panoramas of mountains, oceans, towns and the Grey Valley. more
Spring into action
- walk with the pride of a lion, and the agility of a
gazelle as you take this short walk into the Rapahoe
Range Scenic Reserve. Climb steadily uphill through
native bush-land before reaching a panoramic lookout
with views of Greymouth the Tasman Sea and the
Southern Alps. more
Pre-booking is essential
Rivers and Caves
Dare to explore as
you take a short walk along the Grey River to the
entrance of the Cobden Cave. The large first chamber
can be entered without a torch and offers a great
opportunity for a holiday selfie. A narrow slot gives
access and views beyond the first chamber however
inexperienced cavers should stay in the first chamber.