Greymouth offers the largest choice of accommodation on the West Coast and its central location makes it a popular place to stay. From stunning beachfront locations to quiet bush clad settings there is a style to suit everyone. There are also a good range of hotels, motels and backpackers in the centre of town for those that prefer to be close to cafes, restaurants and shopping. A perfect example of this is the Kingsgate hotel which is only 300m from the Tranz Alpine Scenic railway station and InterCity bus terminal. You really can choose the accommodation to suit your itinerary.
It’s hard to beat the West Coast for genuine hospitality and you’ll find the accommodation has a c certain uniqueness about it. Some families have been providing accommodation in the area for over 50 years. Old stone buildings, an old monastery, a 100 year old hotel and character filled bed and breakfasts are just a few of the accommodation options on offer. In stark contrast there is also a good range of spaciously modern motels which quite often offer 1 and 2 bedroom units as well as studio rooms. Greymouth attractions and activities are easily accessible with Shantytown, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Josef Glacier all within easy reach.
With some of the wildest and most rugged countryside in New Zealand adventure activities are high on the West Coast agenda. A variety of Greymouth tours specialise in all kinds of outdoor pursuits including kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking, caving and glacier walks from day trips to extended tours. Greymouth Holiday Parks provide a great place to stop if you are travelling the West Coast by motor home or self sufficient type of accommodation. Beachfront locations and the addition of a new range of 1 – 3 bedroom apartments at the Greymouth Top 10 caravan park make this an attractive option for families.
Greymouth backpackers offer great all round accommodation packages with comfortable lodgings and a sense of fun. There are 6 to choose from and all offer a different experience for the travelling backpacker. Hotels, motels and motor lodges provide a warm welcome and good variety of style and price to suit all budgets. Home stays combine rural settings, home cooked meals and farmyard animals along with a chance to relive your West Coast adventures with your hosts upon your return. There is a style of Greymouth accommodation to suit whatever type of holiday you have in mind.