Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast and has the turnaround of the Tranz Alpine train journey, recognised as one of the top train trips in the world. Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region. Greymouth is a town with a history of jade hunting, gold mining and dramatic river floods.
You’ll be amazed by the rare katabatic wind formation that sweeps through Greymouth, known locally as the ‘Barber’. It is one of only a few locations around the world where this occurs, a beautiful but chilly attraction.