The Grey District is known as the Heart of the West Coast. Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast and a central base for the Great Coast Road to Westport and Karamea in the north and the Glacier Highway to the south.
It is close to all the activities and wonders the area has to offer with great hiking, mountain biking, fishing and photography opportunities. Breakers is a great place to base yourself while you take in the stunning scenery, fun and adventures.
Teeming with abundant wildlife, including rare kiwi and white heron (kotuku), seal colonies, penguins, dolphins and a variety of unique alpine flora, this region serves as a time capsule, revealing what our country might have looked like before humans arrived some 1000 years ago.
With towering mountains, clear, clean rivers and lakes, vast podocarp forests, temperate coastal forests, diverse wetlands, accessible glaciers, wild beaches and long captivating caves, the West Coast is a wonderland of natural opportunities just waiting to be explored - an untamed natural wilderness.
Explore Jan and Stephen's blog and see what their latest adventures on the West Coast have entailed - Coastingnz