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Greymouth is the geographic and commercial ‘Heart of the West Coast’ and also the largest town. You’ll find the town surrounded by lush green hills to the east, the picturesque Tasman Sea to the west and mighty Southern Alps to the south. Its central location makes it an ideal base to explore the beautiful region of the West Coast of the Southern Alps, recently voted by lonely planet as ‘one of the top 10 regions to visit in the world’.

Of gold and jade

A small rural town, you’ll find all the key amenities and services you may require while on the West Coast. Greymouth boasts a good range of accommodation including seaside holiday parks and scenic freedom camping sites.  Experience a visual feast of jade carving at Shades of Jade and stunning photography at the Stewart Nimmo gallery, both located within Greymouth’s town centre. You’ll also find a great selection of cafés, restaurants and boutique shopping, perfect for a coffee or retail fix. Other amenities include the Grey District Aquatic Centre with swimming pools, hydroslides, spa and sauna, History House Museum, full of local and regional treasures and the Regent Theatre, the district’s newly modernised 3D cinema.

With 65% of the district covered in Department of Conservation land, there are a great number of short walks, single and multi-day treks and lookouts for you to wander. Spot seals at Point Elizabeth, view the huge range of birdlife at the Cobden lagoon and enjoy the stunning views of the Southern Alps and Mt Cook.

Greymouth is also one of only a few locations around the world where you can view a katabatic wind formation. Known locally as the ‘Barber’ it is truly picturesque as the clouds move up the valley and tumble over the hills and also a fantastic photographic opportunity! 

Grey District council Telephone: 03 769 8600

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Motueka Country Music Festival 2019

FREE ENTRY to Festival!

12th, 13th January at Marchwood Park, College St Motueka

This will be the 8th Annual Country Music Festival held at at beautiful Marchwood Park, Marchwood Rd - a great family weekend!


  • Festival starts 10am - 5.30pm, Walk ups
  • 4 chord sheets needed for band
  • Showcase 6.30pm, Band - "Route 66"

Showcase Guests

  • Carylann Martin
  • Jim Waddell
  • Carol Hemaloto
  • Zac Griffith
  • Jaydin Shingleton
  • Becky Brooks
  • Kylie Davies


  • Walk ups 10am - 2.30pm

Food available, chocolate wheel, raffles.

If wet, festival will be held in Memorial Hall.

For general enquiries contact Carol on 03 528 0059 or 021 114 9211;  Graeme 021 084 29101



Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking

  • Plenty of motorhome/caravan space - (please contact camp manager Julie, on 021 0811 5240)
  • Festival parking through gate, right off the farmyard shed
  • CSC vans on unpowered site $10 per van/ per night
  • Pay on arrival, no booking required
  • Dogs welcome (on lead) - cats with collar and bell
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Cobden Island

Lower-lying parts of Cobden Island, a wetland, are being turned into a whitebait sanctuary with over 2 km of channels dug out so far, with more planned over the next 3 years using DOC funding.  This project was started two and a half years ago and over 9000 native plants have been planted, mainly flax, along their margins.  Whitebait are already using the channels, which we have discovered also make a very pleasant round trip by canoe.  Walking tracks are being developed, access to them is from the floodwall at the end of Cardwell St. Cobden.     All of this is on Grey District Council land so it is publically accessible so this sanctuary is becoming a recreation area as well. 


Note also that the former rubbish dump between th

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