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How to Reach

By car

    * Approximately 2.5 hours drive north of Fox Glacier.
    * From Christchurch 250 Kilometers 3.5 hours
    * Punakaiki 45min, Westport 1.5 hours, Reefton 1.0 hour

By train

See also Train travel in New Zealand
Greymouth Train Station, the western terminus of the TranzAlpine line from Christchurch.

The world famous TranzAlpine, operated by Tranz Scenic departs from Christchurch station at 8.15AM and arrives at Greymouth at 12.45PM daily. Trains depart Greymouth at 2PM for Arthur's Pass National Park and Christchurch.

By air

Greymouth does have an airport (code GMN), at the present time no regularly scheduled flights arrive or depart here, although charter flights can be arranged.

Key places to visit
Monteith's Brewery, Aquatic Centre, Pike River Mine


Places to Visit

Monteith's Brewery. The local brewery offers tours.

Aquatic Centre. Completed in 2009, the public aquadic and sports centre offers indoor pools and waterslides.

The Pike River Mine disaster was a coal mining accident that began on 19 November 2010 in the Pike River Mine, 46 kilometres (29 mi) northeast of Greymouth, in the West Coast Region of New Zealand's South Island. A first explosion occurred in the mine at approximately 3:44 pm (NZDT, UTC+13). At the time of the explosion 31 miners and contractors were present in the mine. Two miners managed to walk from the mine; they were treated for moderate injuries and released from hospital the next day. The remaining 16 miners and 13 contractors were believed to be at least 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) from the mine's entrance.

Right Time to Visit

January - March
September - December