Cave Rafting 

Wild West Adventures (tel. 0508/286-877 in NZ, or 03/768-6649; has a 5-hour Dragon's Cave Rafting Trip for NZ$165 (NZ$245 with rappelling), taking you deep into a subterranean wonderland of lakes, glowworms, and waterfalls. They also offer kayaking and guided walk packages, bird-watching and photographic tours, and jade and gold-hunting adventures.


Greymouth Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Kaiata (tel. 03/768-5332), is 3km (1 3/4 miles) from town, has 18 holes. Greens fees are from NZ$30.

Off-Road Adventures 

Five kilometers (3 miles) north of Greymouth, you can experience an off-road adventure with On Yer Bike (tel. 0800/669-372 in NZ, or 03/762-7438; on either a four-wheeled bike or the amphibious eight-wheeled Argo. A 1-hour Enchanted Forest quad-bike ride costs NZ$115 for adults, NZ$90 children 12 to 15. One hour on a two-seater go-cart will set you back NZ$125 for the driver; a second adult passenger pays NZ$125, a passenger aged 3 to 15 pays NZ$70.


The main breaks are on Cobden and Blaketown beaches, both signposted about 5 minutes north of central Greymouth, and farther north at 9-Mile Beach.


The Point Elizabeth Walkway starts at Rapahoe and follows the coast south around the headland to the Cobden Beach road end. The track takes under 2 hours one-way. If the tide is low, return along the beach. Go in early evening to enjoy one of Greymouth's fabulous sunsets.

Wild West Adventures has details on 83 walks within Te Ara Pounamu, the Greenstone Pathway - a spectacular 720km (450-mile) route that has been followed for hundreds of years by Maori traders. Walks range from 30-minute wanders to multiday options; some are guided. Walks & Drives (tel. 03/768-4090) has a wide range of guided walks from a few hours to several days anywhere on the West Coast or the greater South Island.

White-water Rafting

Wild West Adventures has a wide range of rafting packages that can include trail rides, helicopters, walking, or drinking champagne in natural hot pools surrounded by rainforest. There are three popular Hot Rock options. The 5-hour guided walk, raft, and hot pools trip costs NZ$280 per person. If you include a helicopter ride, the price rises to NZ$545.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.