Greymouth : DANNY : DE HEK
The ‘Coasters’ as the people of the West Coast are commonly known, are renowned for their independence, hospitality and strong community spirit. Greymouth, the largest town on the Coast, reflects this character.
The Kaitangata vintage steam train was built in 1896 and originally hauled coal on New Zealand's West Coast. It now takes tourists from Shantytown, near Greymouth, on a scenic journey to explore the West Coast's pioneering past.
Things to do and See in Greymouth, New Zealand
Greymouth, New Zealand, is mostly a passing-through city at one end of the TranzAlpine train journey. But if you find yourself with a night here, here are suggestions for what to do in Greymouth.
Take a scenic ride on the TranzAlpine Train, from Christchurch to Greymouth, or vice versa, South Island, New Zealand - I did this in springtime, there was still plenty of snow around on the mountains, but lots of green grass - idyllic.