Bus and Coach
Services From Greymouth
(Pop: 9,970) is the largest town in the West Coast region on the South
Island of New Zealand.
Located at the mouth of the Grey River, on a narrow coastal plain close to
the foot of the Southern Alps. In clear weather, Mt Aoraki/Mount Cook can be
clearly seen to the south from near the town.
Greymouth is the major town on the West Coast, boasting a range of quality
hotels, motels, backpacker hostels and holiday parks with shops from small
specialty and tourist shops to national chain stores. Restaurants, cafes and
bars provide a hub for entertainment.
Greymouth hosts an enticing range of activities only minutes from the town
centre, including the Art Gallery, History House and the walk on the flood
wall which protects the town from the mighty Grey River.
The town's major industries include fishing, mining, forestry, and
ecotourism, the latter two of these industries holding an uneasy
relationship with each other. Greymouth is also known for
its Pounamu ("Greenstone", a form of Jade) carving industry which goes back
to Māori origins. The town also has a local brewery, Monteith's, which
produces beer since 1868, now sold countrywide.
10kms south of Greymouth is Shantytown, widely recognised as one of New
Zealand's leading culture and heritage attractions. With its fully
operational steam bush railway and over 30 historic buildings makes up a
recreated 19th Century pioneer town, inspired by the West Coast gold rushes
of the 1860s. Its peaceful setting amongst regenerating native forest gives
visitors the opportunity to step back in time, experience a range of
activities and view fascinating relics from days gone by.
The Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, 45 km to the north are a popular
local tourist attraction, while many also pass through on the route to or
from the glaciers to the south.
Greymouth is in modern buses and coaches with
InterCity Coachlines operating a fleet
of eco-friendly air conditioned buses with reclining seats and foot
Newmans Coachlines operate premier
services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and onboard toilet/washroom
InterCity Coachlines operates the
overnight bus services between Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo,
Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland connecting at
Cook Strait ferry services
from Picton in the South Island to
Wellington in the North Island.
The Starlighter service features reclining
seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning
controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and makes two
refreshment/comfort stops on route.
you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty from
Greymouth, there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go'
bus, scenic coach, ferry travel and
value for money travel.
Your 'Book As You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass, allows
you to travel through out New Zealand on New Zealand's largest regional and
national bus, coach, scenic coach, ferry and sightseeing network, that
includes Cook Strait ferry sailings between the North and South Islands,
sightseeing tours - like dolphin watching cruises in the Bay of Islands and
Travel is discounted, so you will be
saving money, as you travel plus it gives you total freedom to alter
your plans whenever you want.
Set your own itinerary and travel when you want, as your 'Book As
You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass is valid for 12 months so you can
stay a while and leave when you please.