Greymouth is the largest city and cultural center in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand. It is an important base for exploring the West Coast.It is about a 2.5-hour drive from the Franz Josef Glacier and the Fox Glacier, and there is also the famous TranzAlpine Train to and from Christchurch.
The west coast states of New Zealand is a passionate adventure seekers delight with its untamed, unpolluted natural wilderness of rivers, rainforests, glaciers, mountains, and many geological treasures., the diverse, vibrant nature at its pristine best. This is a very sparsely populated land with just about 33,000 people, in an area less than 600 km long and 50 km wide which consists of the districts of Buller, Grey, and Westland. The west coast states are also called the Westland or The Coast and the inhabitants here are called Coasters. The area spreads from the Kahuranji point in the north to Awarua Point in the south and the rough Tasman Sea in the west to the awesome Southern Alps to the East, an expanse of stunning natural beauty still untouched by the modern development activities or agriculture and their downside unlike in other parts of New Zealand or elsewhere.