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Whether you decide to book your Greymouth car hire based on the convenient pick up locations, or the low prices, you can book directly with Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty on our website. All available car rental deals in Greymouth are listed in our search results. Compare prices and find a rental car to suit your needs. 

New Zealand jade, gold and beer are all parts of Greymouth's history. The West Coast is full of natural wonders, and Greymouth is the main service town. It's position makes it a great place to pick up a rental car. 

Why rent a car in Greymouth with VroomVroomVroom?

VroomVroomVroom is the only site you will need because we compare car rental from New Zealand's top suppliers. Here are a few reasons why customers choose to book their rental cars with us:

  • Choice: There are a lot of cars to choose from in Greymouth. Whether you want a compact car to save money, or an all-wheel drive to explore more of New Zealand, VroomVroomVroom can help you find a vehicle. 
  • No booking fees: When you book with VroomVroomVroom, we will not charge you any additional booking fees. 
  • Save time and money: Not only do we compare all of the lowest car rental rates from our suppliers in one place, we also guarantee the cheapest rates. 
  • Customer care: Our booking system is easy to use, but if you do have any questions about car rental in Greymouth. Contact our customer care experts via phone, email, or live chat. 

Driving tips in Greymouth 

The travel time from Greymouth to Christchurch is more than three hours.  A great idea is to travel to Greymouth from Christchurch on the KiwiRail TranzAlpine express. You will need a car in order to fully explore the township and the surrounding area in style and comfort, as some of its best attractions are off the beaten track. 

In Westport, a stunning scenic 90 minute drive away from Greymouth, you can experience all things Whitebait, and soak up some West Coast hospitality at the Westport Whitebait Festival.  

Best time to visit Greymouth

Weather-wise, the best time to plan an unforgettable holiday in Greymouth is in winter (June, July and August). During the winter time, the weather is pleasant and perfect for sightseeing and for those who enjoy the different activities this town has to offer.

At this time of the year, visitors and travellers can enjoy the outdoor activities without feeling the heat or dehydrated. You can also visit the Greymouth during summer (December, January and February) and spring (September, October and November) as the seasons as they are normally mild.

Enjoy New Zealand's most scenic spots on the West Coast

Located on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, Greymouth is the largest town in the region and a great place to hire a car and start your driving holiday. Greymouth itself has everything a tourist needs, with accommodation, shops, cafes and restaurants. Just check out our selection of things to do below...



Attractions

Kiwi Rail TranzAlpine Scenic Journey 

Southern Alps seen from Springfield railway station

Address: Troup Drive, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

One of the world's most famous train journeys takes you on a spectacular route from Greymouth to Christchurch, past Punakaiki Pancake rocks, wild rivers, glaciers, a thick native forest, alongside the chiseled alpine landscape of the Southern Alps, deep into the gorge sides of the Waimakariri River and along the plains of the Canterbury farmlands.

On yer Bike!

Get your adrenaline pumping on and off road adventure experience riding a quad bike, off-road go kart, 8X8 Argo, a military hagglund carrier or single seater Polaris Ace Buggies around 300 acres of native west coast forest and farmland.

Shantytown Heritage Park

Address: 316 Rutherglen Rd, Rutherglen, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand

Beatiful view - Tasman Sea

A 10-minute drive south of Greymouth you'll discover a recreated gold rush town based on the 19th century setlement that once existed on the West Coast. Dedicated to preserving the town's unique history, Shantytown provides lots of attractions including the Kaitangata, a restored engine which takes you to your very own gold panning experience (where you get to keep your winnings) and back to the pub where you can finish off with a cold one. Cheers!

Great Coast Road [Scenic Drive]

Selected as one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in the world by  Lonely Planet, this 90-minute drive from Greymouth to Westport takes you on a scenic journey through nikau rainforest, alongside the Tasman Sea, past wildlife and through little bustling townships such as Runanga, Rapahoe, Barrytown, Punakaiki, Fox River and Charleston - each offering something unique.

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Accommodation

Coleraine Motel

Address: 61 High St, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand

Ranked #1 of the 20 hotels in Greymouth, this clean and modern accomodation offers quality at an affordable price. With MySKy, free  Wi-Fi and luxury spa baths, its central location makes it a great base while you explore the region of Greymouth.

Global Village Backpackers

Address: 54 Cowper St, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand

Apart from the obvious comfortable, clean, modern facilities and rooms, this backpacker accommodation provides a quality experience that takes you to all sorts of exotic, fascinating places with its exciting and subtle collection of international artworks that fill this lively hostel.

Jackson's Retreat Campground

 Address: 4464 Otira Highway Jacksons 7832

If you are in a camper, or have a tent packed away in the boot of your rental car, try this unique spot on State Highway 73,  45 minutes from Greymouth. It is strategically positioned between Christchurch, the West Coast, and the glacier country. You can view the famous Tranz Alpine Express passing, explore the region by bike, or fish in nearby lakes. 

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Restaurants & Bars

Monteiths

Address: 60 Herbert St, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand

Not only a great place to eat, but a great place to drink some of the finest brewed beer in the country, as Monteiths is a leader in New Zealand's craft beer market. This bar and restaurant offers a unique experience where the menu is tailored to the variety of drinks provided.

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