A quick stopover in greymouth

Trip Start Oct 01, 2012
Trip End Oct 01, 2015

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Flag of New Zealand  , West Coast,
Thursday, March 21, 2013

We left nelson early and began to make our way to greymouth. It was a long day on the bus today and we stopped at numerous places on route, a seal colony, expensive cafes and our favourite place of the day - pancake rocks. A set of rock formations on the cliff edge which because of erosion from the sea and wind have been left to look like a stack of pancakes, there was also surge pools which looked really dramatic as the water came in from the open sea and crashed amongst the rocks inside the pool. We were soon on our way again, the bus was really beginning to get to us today, we were starting to wish wed just done the trip independantly. Unfortunately since our first group we haven't really had good groups either, everyone is pretty young and after nearly a month it begins to get quite tiresome. Anyway granny rant over, we arrived in greymouth late afternoon and some people from our first group were there having drinks on the balcony so we joined them for a while and then went out to explore the town. Greymouth used to be a busy town during the gold rush but as mining slowed down so did the town and now it's just a sleepy little place consisting of a handful of roads, a train station and a supermarket.
We spent the night in the hostel and left early the next morning.
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