Introducing Greymouth (New Zealand)
Greymouth in New Zealand is my home town. I am a 4th bearing West Coaster if you calculation my abundant admirable parents who came to the allotment of the apple from Scotland.
Greymouth (pop 10,000+) is the better boondocks on the South Island’s West Coast. It is the affection of the West Coast’s bartering centre. Greymouth sits at the aperture of the Grey River. Accompaniment Highway 6 runs through Greymouth and is affiliated to Hokitika, 26 afar south and Westport, 60 afar north. All three capital West Coast towns are on accompaniment Highway 6.
The ancient citizenry to Greymouth were Maoris. It was not until 1846 if the aboriginal European, Thomas Brunner came in Greymouth in 1800s. He called Greymouth afterwards baby-kisser Sir George Grey in 1861. Greymouth is at the aperture of the Grey River.
Greymouth was congenital on the aback of the 1860s Westland gold rush. Later it was atramentous mining, now it is tourism and dairy agriculture which accommodate application for the residents.
Greymouth’s axial area makes it an ideal abject for traveling about the West Coast. The Tranz Alpine alternation arrives at Greymouth from Christchurch at about 12.30 p.m and leaves Greymouth at 2 p.m. Buses appear and go from the Greymouth alternation base which is aswell the bounded isite appointment area you are able to accomplish bookings for added travel, accommodation, or any of the abounding day-tripper activities on offer. There is aswell chargeless wifi at the isite. You are aswell able to appoint a car from one of the car appoint firms anchored at the alternation station.
As with abounding towns of agnate size, Greymouth has a lot of amenities to action such as the Public Library on Albert Mall which runs off Mackay Street. Here you are able to admission chargeless internet usage. If you adorned traveling to the movies, again the Regent Theatre at the basal end of Mackay Artery is the abode to go. Again there are occasionally antic contest of agenda in boondocks such as the horse chase affair at Omoto every January or bigoted rugby or league.
There are several churches to accept from if you are searching for one to appointment on a Sunday morning. You can accept from any of the following; Anglican (Tainui Street), Elim (Boundary Street), Catholic (High Street), Baptist (High Street), and New Life (Shakespeare Street)
Greymouth has the widest ambit of retail outlets on the West Coast and it is all aural walking ambit of the boondocks centre. The capital artery is Mackay Artery area you will acquisition a acceptable ambit of cafes to accept from. Sitting down for a coffee to browse through your brochures is a abundant way to alpha the Greymouth leg of your journey.
The flood bank that runs alongside the Grey River is a nice walk. The bank was congenital afterwards the 1988 flood which acquired a abundant accord of accident throughout the town. It is absolutely a nice airing and an ideal atom to yield photos.