Upper South Island and the West Coast Places



Getting Here and Around

Drive in from Nelson or Westport to the north, or from the glaciers or Christchurch to the south (although Christchurch is effectively east of Greymouth; the road over Arthur's Pass comes in to Greymouth from the south). Watch around Greymouth and Hokitika as there are a number of one-way bridges, some with unalarmed rail crossings as well. InterCity buses and Atomic Shuttles arrive in Greymouth daily.

The TranzAlpine train departs Christchurch daily at 8:15 am and arrives in Greymouth at 12:45 pm; the return train departs Greymouth at 1:45 pm and arrives at Christchurch at 6:05 pm. The one-way fare is NZ$93-$185, round-trip NZ$186-$229 if returning on the same day.