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12 years 11 months ago #19144 by moggy
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Taking the train there on friday, coming back sunday. What is their to do? Been to shanty town twice, great but dont need a third time, What else is there? won't have a car.

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12 years 11 months ago #284377 by NZ Appaloosas
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About the only thing I can find is the Pancake Rocks.

Wait, found a couple of more things...History House Museum, Gresson Street, says open weekdays and some weekends. Phone 03 768 4028.

Found this on one site:

Greymouth offers a range of activities only minutes from the town centre, including the Art Gallery, Monteith’s Brewing Company and the History House. It is also possible to take a walk along the flood wall which protects the town from the Grey River.


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12 years 11 months ago #284379 by moggy
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hmm so not much to do in greymouth. pancake rocks we have also been to twice.

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12 years 11 months ago #284384 by NZ Appaloosas
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Hubby just said that there's a big greenstone factory in Greymouth, several greenstone and jewellery type shops/galleries, and pubs.

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12 years 11 months ago #284385 by Stu_R
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:) must be some good pubs in Greymouth i am guessing :)
have a weekend of relaxing Moggy :)

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12 years 11 months ago #284403 by NZ Appaloosas
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Dunno about quality, but I got the impression that there's quite the quantity! LOL

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12 years 11 months ago #284416 by kindajojo
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my home town......if you are getting off the train not much if you dont have a car but they do have a speights ale house within staggering distance.
The photo galley on main intersection has some beautiful pictures, stewart Nimmo is the photographer, a walk down stop bank is also interesting as there are a few places to stop and remember that the river has come up to the top of the stopbank when in flood.
Not much in town
Pancake rocks are ok we would go a bit further along the coast to Trumans track ..the rock formation there is way more impressive.
The museum at Ross is really good particularly the medical notes from the gold field. .....amputation was a pretty standard treatment?????lol
It was also not particularly effective.

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12 years 11 months ago #284417 by Seaside
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I think there is some sort of cave boat trip, possibly glow worms? We wanted to go but the kids were too young. Also a boat trip out into the sea to see some sort of marine mammal. Try the visitor information, there were lots of options when we were last there. There is also a dirt go-cart thing (for fun) around a rural property not far out of town.

Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
www.farmaway.co.nz

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12 years 11 months ago #284420 by Kiwi303
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I think greymouth is where they have a hand forged knife place too, you get to make your own knife out of blank bar stock and take it home afterwards.

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12 years 11 months ago #284466 by Simkin
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Black Water Rafting.

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12 years 11 months ago #284521 by moggy
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Kiwi303;265925 wrote: I think greymouth is where they have a hand forged knife place too, you get to make your own knife out of blank bar stock and take it home afterwards.

ooh tell me more please that really appeals to me (hubbie thinks I have a knife obsession, can't think why)

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12 years 11 months ago #284568 by JustHoldingOn
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Drive 20 minutes up the road to Blackball. A fantastic salami shop and of course the Blackball Hilton - a must see!! Woops, just re-read your original post, you won't have a car Doh!

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12 years 11 months ago #284585 by grannie Mary
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Have a look here.
http://www.pininoa.co.nz/p/v/Activities/Attractions+near+Greymouth/

PS Check with your accommodation, they should have plenty of info

Mary

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It empties today of its strength."

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12 years 11 months ago #284587 by Kiwi303
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moggy;266040 wrote: ooh tell me more please that really appeals to me (hubbie thinks I have a knife obsession, can't think why)

Barrytown Knifemaking http://www.barrytownknifemaking.com/

it's about 30Km north of Greymouth on the main coast road (SH 6) full day from 9:30 til 4

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12 years 11 months ago #284617 by moggy
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Oh me want knife, me want knife!! 9OK Have to convince hubbie it is worth it0

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