West Coast Wanders
Contact - Andrew Wright - Phone NZ 021-2539823 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This walk departs from the Greymouth Railway Station at 5 pm. Pre-booking is essential to guarantee that a guide will be available. Enjoy an easy walk around the riverbank and the CBD. Hear the stories of Poutini the taniwha after whom the West Coast is named. Be fascinated by the legends of the Kelly-Burgess gang and the Gold Rush. Learn why the British Navy prefered West Coast Coal and the voyage of the Calliope. Walk in the footsteps of Raureka and her journey to be the first across the Alps. Feel the fear of New Zealand's greatest man-hunt as we search for Stanley Graham. All these stories and more as we delve deep into the history and characters that made the West Coast.
This is a short and level walk with generally good quality walking paths. It can be accomplished by most people with a modicum of fitness. One does not require special walking shoes, but shoes that are comfortable and good for walking should be worn. There are plenty of historical sites on this walk..
Be aware that temperatures along the river can be cooler than in town, and the wind can be forceful and cold. Please dress appropriately for the expected conditions.
All tours include commentary by professional storytellers.