Local Attractions & Dining in Greymouth

Grey District is the gateway to the West Coast of the South Island New Zealand. Stretching from the south banks of the Punakaiki River in the north to the Taramakau River in the south and out to Moana and the Little Grey River at Ikamatua in the Grey Valley. A small district with a vast diversity, rich in history and an abundance of character.

Greymouth is the West Coast's largest town with a population of 9,500, lying on the narrow coastal plains at the mouth of the Grey River beside its outlet to the Tasman Sea. The town is divided by the railway line running through the centre.

Gold prospecting drew Europeans here in the 1860s but this soon gave way to the more reliable prospect of coal. Since 1864 more than 130 coal mines operated in the Greymouth area. The History House Museum in the former County Council Chambers on Gresson Street has atmospheric photos of Greymouth's gold prospecting past and its coal mining heritage.

Visit Shantytown, a re-created 1900s pioneer town located 10 kilometres south of Greymouth. The theme town has more than 30 historic buildings including a church and hotel, and is a good place to bring children who will adore the steam train and horse and buggy rides, and have fun panning for gold.

The five-kilometre Point Elizabeth Walkway just outside Greymouth follows a water race built by 19th century miners to sluice their gold claims. There are panoramic views out to sea from the tip of the point where you can look out for Hector's dolphins and New Zealand fur seals feeding close to the shore.

The historic town of Blackball, 22 kilometres from Greymouth, is a good place to soak up the atmosphere of the old mining days.

Exciting Adventures: To find out more about what else our wonderful area has to offer, please ask Gladys at Golden Coast B&B, as there are even more "special places" located around the district that she can point you to, and make your stay Wonderfully Memorable!

Local Cafés and Restaurants

Peckish? Eat your heart out! Greymouth does offer a range of restaurants, cafés, takeaways and burger bars within short drive of Golden Coast B&B to meet all tastes and budgets. But if you are not a local, you may not know where they are. Here are just some of them, but just ask Gladys at Golden Coast B&B to see what else is on offer in the area.

Steamers Carvery & Bar - The best 'Roast on the Coast'. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.
Address: 58 Mackay Street, Greymouth
Phone: 03 768 4193

Bonzai Pizzeria - Fully licenced café and pizzeria with an a la carte menu. Open 7am till late Monday to Saturday, 11am till 8.30pm Sunday
Address: 31-33 Mackay Street, Greymouth
Phone: 03 768 4170

McDonalds - Breakfast from 6.30am. Open 7 days 6.30am till late.
Address: cnr Tainui & Whall Streets, Greymouth
Phone: 03 768 0780

Café 124 on Mackay - Great food, excellent coffee, relaxed indoor/outdoor dining.
Warm friendly atmosphere, great service.
Open 7 days and nights.
Address: 124 Mackay Street, Greymouth
Phone: 03 768 7503

Priya Indian Restaurant
Address: 84 Tainui Street, Greymouth
Phone: 03 768 7377

Speights Ale House
130 Mawhera Qy
Phone: 03 768 0667

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