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Amazing to see the force of the waves here

This is an enjoyable walk, even in the rain. It is a flat walk, with an asphalt road to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gill H
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Great Walk

My husband and I stayed at Greymouth on our recent trip to the South Island. We had been driving... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anita T
Forster, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an enjoyable walk, even in the rain. It is a flat walk, with an asphalt road to the breakwater. There is ample free parking, and toilets are available. There is also freedom camping in this area. The walk to the breakwater shows the...More

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Greymouth on our recent trip to the South Island. We had been driving most of the day so it was great to have a walk out to the end of the breakmouth. It was rather chilly but the bar...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lifeboat,best coffee or hot chocolate you'll ever get ,this side of the black stump? Waffles as well. CASH ONLY so get to it THIS IS A GREYMOUTH MUST DO !

Thank Phil P
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Followed the tour path along the foreshore to the go up the break water to try to see some dolphins and had little luck. Was bitterly cold so make sure you’re nice and warm, other than that pretty fun

Thank FredP1293
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Totally awesome and sobering visit. To stand at the entrance of the Grey river watching enormous waves crashing while realising that locals risked their lives making that entrance was inspiring and scary. Access to the site is simple and easy from the town centre and...More

2  Thank AllanOrewa
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Good place to stay, for a couple of nights,as we had stayed in Nelson the previous night and we wanted to visit Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers before going to Christchurch via Arthurs Pass

Thank a1job
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Visited on Friday 11th May. We went for a drive around Greymouth and headed out to the breakwater. It was worth going there to get a great view looking back towards the town with the hills in the background.

2  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The sea was quite calm when we went to the breakwater, although it can very dangerous when the seas are rough. Worth going to see the area, either by car or on the walking track.

1  Thank Jo P
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Great views and walk! Awesome opportunity to talk to kids about tides and tidal effect on a river. We were lucky to get a great day! Our exploring found many things the kids loved

1  Thank loveroflifenz
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We were very lucky weather wise and although we were only there over night and waiting for the return trip back to Christchurch we had a chance to walk the breakwater. It was a lovely walk in the cold air , but very refreshing. We...More

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