We describe the Grey District as the Heart of the West Coast. Gateway from Christchurch, gateway to the Great Coast Road, starting place for the West Coast Wilderness Trail and great diversity when it comes to scenery with world-class beaches, beautiful native bush walks and fabulous vistas and that’s not to mention plenty of untold history.
Our friends Connie and Marty have been visiting from Germany and Stephen took some time out to showcase the best of the district.
Starting with one of our favourite hikes the climb up Mt George.
Affording views to die for up and down the coastline.
One of those views was the Motukeikei rocks so it seems only fitting that day two is an exploration of the Motukeikei beach.
Gorgeous low tides and Ziggy gets to go exploring too.
Left to their own devises to explore Coal Creek Falls and Point Elizabeth Stephen then takes them on a trip to Waiuta – historic gold town high in the Victoria Forest inland from Greymouth.
This places oozes history and oozes charm.
You can wander round the old township and check out the remaining buildings and relics to give you a reminder of days gone by.
or take a bush walk – the “road” travelled everyday by these hearty souls and discover the relics left behind in the bush.
The road getting there is pretty stunning too – not a bad place for a dairy farm……
Back at Breakers and we have the beach right here to meander along and Connie spent a lot of time exploring the beach in search of greenstone and just enjoying her surroundings.
and to top it all off the West Coast turned on the sunsets each night during their stay too including this one when we popped down to the local pub for dinner.
I’d say all in all Connie and Marty had a great visit to the Grey District – Heart of the West Coast.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about and showcasing the region with their friends, family and guests to Breakers. West Coast of the Southern Alps – named by Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2014 as one of the top 10 regions to visit in the world…. wonder why.