ADD TO LISTGreymouth attracts its fair share of travelers, most of whom go to visit the Shantytown and enjoy Greymouth's beaches and parks. Take some time to explore this Greymouth travel guide to learn more about what there is to see and do, as Greymouth can be worth a visit.
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There is a fantastic hostel there called Global Nation or something like that. It has a jacuzzi and sauna as well as lovely rooms and the nicest kitchen and a mad living room with paintings, carvings and an open fire. That being said, it's the only nice thing about Greymouth! What a dull, boring, run down place! Even to get breakfast is an ordeal, as a lot of the cafes are really rundown and ugly. No shopping or anything. Better to go to one of the glacier towns where at least there's scenery.
Greymouth is the largest town on the west coast of New Zealand. If traveling south then you should definitely stock up on supplies here. Everything down the coast will be much more expensive. Don't stay in Greymouth too long. you might as well travel two hours south to stay in a glacier town. Franz Josef or Fox townships. Both glaciers are easily accessible and you can go there at night. How many times have you seen a glacier in a rain forest at night with the moonlight reflecting off the ice?
End of the Transalpine Train ride spanning the width of the South Island (Christchurch to Greymouth). A trip well worthwhile, just make sure it's in the middle of winter. Going through the various passes standing on an outdoor train carriage while snow is falling around you and your ears are about to freeze off is an experience not to be missed! A good ol' hot chocolate inside a heated carriage is always a winner too. Either way, it's the best way to see the country.
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