FUN THINGS TO DO IN GREYMOUTH
Situated just 2 minutes from the centre of Greymouth on the main highway south, and located in the middle of the West Coast, making Greymouth the hub for your travelling and stop over needs. Recreation Hotel is just a short walk away to a supermarket, the hospital and we are just across the street from sports fields, tennis, netball courts and the new aquatic centre.
Buccleugh's on High
A modern facility with indoor or outdoor dining offers an environment and atmosphere to suit everyone from single business travellers and couples through to family and party groups. The menu is sure to impress with a wide range of traditional fare, but including mouth-watering West Coast options from both land and sea. You can try whitebait, crayfish, venison or fresh turbot. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available.
Rocks and Blowholes
Explore a limestone landscape of pancake-shaped rock formations, blowholes and surge pools on this short, paved walk that's great for children. The famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes are just a 20-minute loop walk from where you park your vehicle on the main highway at Punakaiki. Looking like giant pancakes the curious limestone formations are especially spectacular at high tide in a westerly sea.
Discover fascinating stories of real New Zealanders and experience a recreated gold-rush village. West Coast isolation, extreme weather and rugged terrain produced stories of fortitude and ingenuity. Shantytown tells these pioneering stories through a fascinating mix of experience and displays.
On Yer Bike!
Mud-tastic off-road adventures! Quad bike ATVs, one-, two- and four-seater off-road buggies, kids quads and 15-seater Hagglund. Ride through native rainforest, hills, mud and puddles. Protective clothing and boots provided.
The West Coast Wilderness Trail is one of New Zealand’s outstanding great rides, where you can experience up close the iconic West Coast and it’s stunning landscapes and nature. The 132km grade 2 cycle trail is perfect for all ages and abilities, with easy access along the trail ranging from half day to the full day ride. A truly unique and memorable experience.
Wild West Coast Adventures
Wild West Coast Adventures offers a range of professional guided outdoor activities and adventures amongst some of the worlds greatest scenery. Suitable for all ages and abilities from beginners through to those who are wanting a more physical challenge.
Situated just across the road is the new Westland Recreation Centre, the sports and recreation hub of Greymouth and West Coast. It has swimming pools, hydroslides, spa, sauna, gym, group fitness classes, sports stadium for multi sports, an activity/meeting room and much more.