LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Me and my friends have used RaD a whole lot the last few months and hired cars from different branches. It has been a great experience with great service and neat and easy booking. We will be back next year.

We finally made it home last night after a couple of long days! Thanks again for the car - it was a pleasure to do business with you and I'll happily refer my friends and family to you. All the very best for a successful winter.

Your rental vehicle was brilliant for the whole of our amazing holiday - thank you very much for supplying a motor of great reliability and hassle-free. We were all very comfortable and it cruised along smoothly at 100kmph. Returned to Christchurch on schedule. Many thanks and hopefully we will return another day to you beautiful country.

Greymouth Local Activities and Attractions.

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Greymouth is considered the heart of the West Coast. It is the largest town on the South Island’s West Coast and the arrival point for the Tranz Alpine from Christchurch. The area has a history of gold mining, which can be appreciated at the local museum and nearby Shantytown.

Check out these other attractions :

PUNAKAIKI PANCAKE ROCKS AND BLOWHOLE

Explore a limestone landscape of pancake-shaped rock formations, blowholes and surge pools on this short, paved walk that is great for children. This is an all-weather walk around the curious limestone formations of pancake rocks and blowholes. With the exception of an optional short section with steps, the walk is suitable for wheelchairs (with assistance). Spectacular views, geological oddities, coastal forest, rich birdlife and marine mammals are highlights along this walk.

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WALK THE BRUNNER MINE SITE

One of the most significant historical sites on the West Coast, if you want to learn more about the New Zealand people, then the Brunner Mine Site just outside of Greymouth is a good place to go. This 2km walk around coke ovens, a brick factory and the remains of tunnel entrances, have interactive displays going through the history.

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GO OFF-ROADING WITH ON YER BIKE!

They’re not afraid to get a little rough and muddy in Greymouth and that certainly shows at On Yer Bike. Choose a self-drive off-roading adventure in a 4WD buggy or quad bike, or be driven in some other cool machines around a purpose built mud-tastic track, extending more than 16km through a mix of farmland and forest.

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TAKE A DAY TRIP TO LAKE BRUNNER

One inland lake that many backpackers don’t even know about on the West Coast is Lake Brunner. This dark reflective lake surrounded by rainforest and mountains is picture-perfect with plenty of walks and boat trips to make the most of it.

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DO A BREWERY TOUR AT MONTEITH’S BREWERY

Beer is kind of a big deal in New Zealand. Check out the brewery of one of New Zealand’s biggest beer brands Monteith’s, in its home turf on the West Coast. Learn about the beer-making process while seeing the inner workings of this working brewery. At the end, you even get to pour your own beer. Food and beer tastings are also available.

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