Greymouth Car Hire

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Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast of New Zealand is the turnaround point of the Tranz Alpine train journey. This journey is recognised as one of the top train trips in the world. Greymouth is the perfect base for exploring this uniquely untouched region. The perfect surroundings of mega glaciers, rapid rivers, and Punakaiki pancake rocks are begging to be discovered in the convenience of your own car hire. DriveAway will get you there! Our reputable suppliers are located at Greymouth Rail Station so from the moment you step off the Tranz alpine train your car hire will be there waiting for collection. From this point, you will be in the drivers seat of your very own self-drive adventure, which will be nothing short of spectacular in Greymouth!

DriveAway understands sometimes driving in another country can be a little bit daunting for the first time. For your convenience we have created a driving guide to our New Zealand Driving Tips page, which will keep you confident and prepared! It contains important information, tips and driving rules. We also take pride in providing our clients with the best rate possible for car hire in Greymouth.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Greymouth

It's about a 3-hour 15-minute drive, depending on traffic to drive from Greymouth to Christchurch.

In Greymouth and most places around New Zealand, you must be at least 20 years old to hire a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

Of course! DriveAway offers great rates on one-way car hires, the choice is yours.

Experience Greymouth

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Greymouth is the largest town on the South Island’s west coast, situated at the mouth of Grey River, hence the name. The area has a rich history of gold mining, is featured at the History House Museum. Greymouth and the surrounding Grey Valley offers visitors many adventure activities, heritage attractions and guided nature tours. Why not cycle the West Coast Wilderness Trail or drive to Shantytown- a replica of an 1880's gold town. Get the adrenaline pumping on a quad bike tour or whitewater rafting, or relax and enjoy a glass of local brew.

The advantage of hiring a car in Greymouth, means you can enjoy the freedom of exploring surrounding areas. Located approximately 30 minutes east of Greymouth, is the iconic town of Blackball. Driving to Blackball is like driving back in time to the early 1900s. The town is famous for The Blackball Salami Company, where they serve up New Zealand meat products, otherwise known as "West Coast perfection". No visit to Blackball is complete without visiting 'Formerly the Blackball Hilton Hotel', which was named after an interesting dispute with a certain hotel chain.

Get off the beaten track approximately 30 minutes drive north of Greymouth. Nelson Creek is a gold mining creek that was first established in 1895. Today, visitors can follow in the footsteps of gold miners and try their luck fossicking for gold as no licence is required. Nelson Creek also has a great community run campground, a deep swimming hole with a jumping platform and a myriad of historic trails and tunnels created by the miners, just waiting to be explored.

Booking car hire in Greymouth with DriveAway is as simple as entering your travel dates and locations in the booking engine above, or contacting our knowledgeable reservations staff on 1300 363 500.

Cities (To and From) Distance ( Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Greymouth to Franz Josef Glacier 175 2.75
Greymouth to Christchurch 240 3.5
Greymouth to Nelson 290 3.75
Greymouth to Picton 410 6
Greymouth to Queenstown 525 6.75

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