You can learn about the Greymouth area's mining history or take a walk along the Croesus Track. The region offers varied camping, picnicking, swimming, boating and walking opportunities.
The Croesus/Moonlight area contains rich gold mining history, beautiful native forests and panoramic views from the mountains to the sea. Location: The Croesus/Moonlight area is north of Greymouth in the Southern Paparoa Ranges. The area can be accessed via Blackball, a 30 minute drive from Greymouth, Moonlight or Barrytown.
If you want a physical challenge and have the necessary skills and experience have a backcountry adventure in the Greymouth area!Location: Backcountry opportunities can be found in the Greymouth Area in the coastal ranges and the mountain ranges of the Southern Alps.
The area surrounding Greymouth offers walks that provide great views of the sea, examples of native forests, waterfalls and coal and gold mining history.Location: Greymouth is located on the West Coast, South Island.
Lake Brunner is a great area to get out and explore with recreational acitivites such as boating, walking, and fishing.Location: Lake Brunner is located 37km from Greymouth.
Nelson Creek is an excellent spot to go walking, camping and exploring. With historic water races, tunnels, recreational gold fossicking and a number of short walks, there is plenty to do. Location: 25 km from Greymouth.
Reefton is surrounded by the 180,000ha Victoria Conservation Park, named after the Victoria Ranges that run almost its entire length. It's a quintessentially kiwi town, with a heritage character that alludes to its colonial past.Location: Reefton can be accessed from Christchurch via Springs Junction or from Nelson via Murchison. The West Coast towns of Westport and Greymouth are both within an hour's drive.
The Springs Junction-Lewis Pass area provides visitors with a number of recreational opportunities.Location: Springs Junction is located 43km east of Reefton. The Lewis Pass is between Springs Junction and the Boyle Village.
Victoria Forest Park is the largest park of its type in the country. There is access to the park via a network of tracks, many dating from the mining days with relics amid regenerated forest.Location: Access is via the State Highways that surround and dissect the Park as well as a number of secondary roads.
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