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(Pop: 9,970) is the largest town in the West Coast region on the South
Island of New Zealand.
Greymouth hosts an enticing range of activities only minutes from the town centre, including the Art Gallery, History House and the walk on the flood wall which protects the town from the mighty Grey River.
The town's major industries include fishing, mining, forestry, and
ecotourism, the latter two of these industries holding an uneasy
relationship with each other.
Greymouth is also known for its Pounamu ("Greenstone", a form of Jade) carving industry which goes back to Māori origins. The town also has a local brewery - Monteith's who has been producing beer since 1868 and is now available countrywide.
Greymouth is a hub for
daily inter-regional and long distance
bus and coaches services taking visitors on tours
to other destinations on the West Coast - south to
Queenstown or north to