You can see and do it all with Greymouth car rentals from New Zealand Rent A Car.
Don’t rush your visit to Greymouth and The West Coast of the Southern Alps. There’s so much to see and do and so much to experience. Spend a few days exploring historic sites, majestic views and unique attractions in a rental car from our friendly Greymouth car rental branch.
Learn more about things to do in Greymouth, as well as top Greymouth scenic drives and day trips. If you want to get in touch with nature, then these Greymouth hikes, walks, and bike trails are worth checking out as well.
Take a closer look at some of the West Coast’s top attractions, all accessible by rental car:
Greymouth and the West Coast is home to “Jade Country” where you’ll find a diverse array of artisans and carvers. Greenstone, also known as pounamu and jade, is a cultural treasure in New Zealand.
The West Coast is famous for its rugged coastline and striking vistas. Regarded as one of the most stunning areas of New Zealand, you cant miss the striking pancake rocks at Punakaiki.
If you’re after picture perfect postcard views, then you’ll want to take a trip from Greymouth to Lake Mathieson. The lake is famous for its clear reflections of Mt Cook (Aoraki) in the pristine waters.
Greymouth and the West Coast is home to Glacier Country. This unique slice of paradise is home to two of the most accessible and strikingly beautiful glaciers in the world – the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.
There are a number of ways to explore the Fox Glacier, including guided tours for the ultimate experience. Visit Fox Glacier to see one of the most impressive sights in the natural world.
The small towns all along the West Coast make for an excellent road trip. Make sure your camera is charged as there’s some stunning scenery here.
Hokitika is a charming town only a short drive from Greymouth. Popular as a tourist destination in its own right, you’ll find a number of great attractions such as artisan carvers and craftspeople.
Greymouth and the West Coast are famous in their own right for the friendly folks who inhabit the region. Coasters are welcoming and always have a good story or two to tell.
Greymouth is the ideal place to base yourself for the West Coast holiday of a lifetime. A comfortable 3-hour drive in your car rental vehicle takes you south to the world-famous glaciers region, where you can walk on the glaciers, go heli-hiking, take scenic flights and drink in the wonderful scenery of the area.
In the immediate Greymouth area your car rental can take you on a 15-minute drive to historic Shantytown, for a trip back in history, some gold panning and a steam-train ride through the bush.
To the north of Greymouth, by way of the spectacular Coast Road (an experience in itself) you can drive to Punakaiki and the celebrated blowholes and pancake rocks, then maybe drive your rental car further north to Westport with its historic Coal Town, the seal colony and other attractions.
Finally, remember the West Coast is the only source of Pounamu (Greenstone) in New Zealand. Greymouth is also the home of many fine carvers. Keep an eye out for a beautiful keepsake of your trip.
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