The West Coast of the Southern Alps is a landscape long in length and strewn with world class driving routes. You can base yourselves at the Greymouth Seaside Top 10 Holiday Park and enjoy some of the best day drives New Zealand has to offer.
We have listed a few for you to think about. If you would like to know more feel free to contact us at your Greymouth holiday park accommodation.
Punakaiki, Pancake Rocks and Blowholes:
You’ll find Punakaiki and the Pancake Rocks just 30 minutes drive north on State Highway 6 from Greymouth and your holiday park accommodation. A beautiful coastal drive and 15 minute walk around Dolomite Points Pancake Rocks and blowholes – this is best around the high tide. Along with other short walks in the Paparoa National Park, there are also horse treks, canoe hire and good swimming. Do a round trip through Westport (seal colony) inland to Reefton and back on State Highway 7.
Journey around the Paparoa Mountains:
This mountain range stretches from Greymouth to Westport; you can circumnavigate the mountains in a day. It’s an awesome drive that will take you through the towns of Westport and Reefton visiting the real West Coast culture as well as getting the best out of our coastal drive, visiting the Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Punakaiki.
A 30 minute drive. Visit Brunner mine site and continue on to Lake Brunner where you can find pottery, superb fishing and river walks. You can do a round trip through Jacksons and then Kumara.
Hokitika is a 30 minute drive south on State Highway 6 from Greymouth. This town of 6000 has some fantastic galleries displaying sculpture, glass, jade and local art and crafts. Hokitika is famous for the Wildfoods Festival which is held every March and is so popular that Hokitika swells to 5 times its size for one weekend a year.
Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers:
Only 2 hours drive south on State Highway 6 is Franz Josef Glacier, continue on for another half hour and you’ll be in Fox Glacier. You can get the best out of visiting Glacier Country as a day trip from Greymouth. Guided glacier walks and scenic flights are available and you can visit the mirror reflections of Lake Matheson in Fox Glacier. Glacier flights also available from Greymouth.
If you would like to incorporate your drive with dining, activities or visiting key attractions and would like some helpful advice, just ask the friendly staff at Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park who are only too happy to help you get the most out of your time here.
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