Great West Coast Attractions

The West Coast has more than just beautiful scenery to offer visitors.

Reefton Gold Mine 
Explore a working mine on the Around the Globe Reefton Gold Mine Tour.  Discover the past and present of mining on the West Coast with a tour that gets you in character. Put on real mining clothes and go into the mine, learning about the processes of mining gold. Watch the excavators load the dump trucks in the giant pit and check out the control room in the processing plant. You’ll get to see everything up close and explore a real mining experience.

Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools 
Spend an afternoon relaxing in The Glacier Hot Pools, letting you mind rest and body soak. There’s nothing better than taking time out for yourself to unwind and recover. The perfect activity after checking out the glaciers.

Monteith's Brewery Tour 
The ever popular Monteith's Brewery Tours are an interesting and tasty way to spend a couple of hours. Follow the entire beer making process through a working brewery, including sampling at the end. Monteith's is a popular craft beer producer in New Zealand, and is entirely produced in Greymouth.

Quad Biking 
On Yer Bike is a fun and exciting adventure for those looking to get muddy off-roading. Quad Bike, Go Kart, Hagglund and 8WD Argo are all available and suitable for any experience level. With 300 acres of farm land to drive over, there’s sure to be fun challenges along the way.

Wildlife Centre 
Keen to see real live kiwis up close? Come along to the West Coast Wildlife Centre and go behind the scenes to learn about their hatching programme. See the native New Zealand kiwi birds in their natural environment and sometimes with their chicks.

Step into the past at Shantytown, just South of Greymouth. Experience the way life used to be in this recreated gold-rush village. There’s plenty to see at Shantytown, with endless historical information and a working steam train to take you up to pan for real gold. This is a great attraction for all ages with great facilities.

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