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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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South Island Motorhome Show

Relax in the beautiful rural setting with food stalls and all kinds of motorhome items for sale making this a 'Must-attend' for motorhome owners!

The South Island Motorhome Show will be on the 16th - 17th of February 2019 from 9am - 4pm each day. Buy, sell and trade at the show - campers welcome. The Lions Club of Ashburton became the custodians of this event in 2018.

This show has become a very popular event for showing, trading and promoting motor homes and caravans.  It has been held annually at the Ashburton Showgrounds for 15 years.  In 2019 you will see a more vibrant event, with a greater range of accessory sites, food options and additional exhibitors from Canterbury and beyond.

Event Price $5.00 PP and FREE for under 15 year olds - cash only on the day.


Certified Self Contained Parking Special Package:

  • $25.00 for the entire weekend including free entry for 2 adults!
  • Single night pass $15 (for 2 adults)
  • Extra adult passes $5
  • Children free

Self-Containment checks and Electrical WOF are offered on-site During 16th & 17th February (Electrical WOF's are $65)

  • Pets are welcome. Dogs to be kept on a leash at all times and please clean up after them.
  • The preferred entry gate for social campers is Brucefield Ave as Seafield Road can experience a high level of traffic especially during daylight hours.

Parking from Friday 15th (9:30am to 8:00pm) to Monday 18th February 5.00pm.

No booking required, fees to be paid on arrival – no EFTPOS.

All enquiries please contact:  Convener, Brendon 027 433 2864 or Trade & Market Site Convenor; Rex 027 325 5349.

See you there!

It is the intention of the Lions Club to grow the event and to ensure the profits of the South Island Motorhome Show will be distributed in our town and community through our Club’s Charitable Foundation.


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Wow Ocean Beach is becoming popular for parking up overnight. It's for self-contained. It has the most amazing views and walks. #6624 in the travel directory. Sunsets to die for. Greymouth has an exclusive motorhome car park as you enter the town by the railway line and it is only a hop, step and jump to the start of the Wild Wilderness cycle trail.

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