The Coastal drive has been voted one of the top ten coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet and Rough Guides.
From Greymouth (the south)
Coming from the glacier region or Christchurch, you need to drive straight through Greymouth, staying on SH6. Cross over the Grey River bridge and turn right heading towards Punakaiki and Westport. You will pass through two small villages - Runanga and then Rapahoe. At Rapahoe you hit the Coastal section of the drive - follow for approximately 4kms. Head up the hill with Strongman Mine Memorial lookout at the top. Start your descent, SLOW DOWN, cross over Nine Mile creek bridge and Breakers is directly on the left after crossing the little bridge (make sure you indicate that you are turning!).
Coming from the North
Coming from the Abel Tasman and Marlborough regions, you come through the Upper Buller Gorge to the Inanguha Junction. At the Junction turn left to make sure you stay on State Highway 6 towards Westport and Punakaiki. This is the coastal drive and more scenic route. Breakers is 30kms south of Punakaiki and the Pancake Rocks. After Barrytown, you will start to cross some creeks Fourteen mile creek, Thirteen mile creek then Ten mile creek (one lane bridge on sharp 45 degree bend) – one mile to go. Breakers is on your right just before crossing the little Nine mile creek bridge. If you go over Nine mile creek bridge, you have gone too far. Just before Breakers, on your left-hand side is a sign for Strongman Mine Memorial, this is your landmark to let you know we are just along the road (make sure you indicate that you are turning!).
Nine Mile Creek
1367 State Highway 6
1RD Runanga 7803
14kms north of Greymouth
0064 3 762 7743
PO Box 188
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