Greymouth Breakwater

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TheBandasaks
Christchurch, New Zealand151 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
We had a nice walk along the break after lunch, wear sunscreen as the wind is deceptive. Interesting plaques along the way, good views and a great way to see the birds.
Written 19 March 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Mar 2020
We were driven in a group with AATKings around Greymouth and the power of the water was gushing and the historic place.
Written 9 February 2021
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John Kemna
Cromwell, New Zealand496 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Went after sunset. Very moody with the crashing surf and lights.
Read the plaques about the lives and boats lost at the river bar.
On a night like tonight one can see the dangers.
Written 4 December 2020
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ScorpioNorm
Rangiora, New Zealand42 contributions
Nov 2020
Worth a visit. Interesting piece of Greymouth history. Somewhere we hadn't been before. Good views. Very well done.
Written 16 November 2020
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Kiwiseley
Auckland Central, New Zealand341 contributions
Oct 2020
We had been to Greymouth before but not to the Grey mouth until now. From the constant swell and power of the sea, you can see why they built the breakwater. We were there on a mild day, but you could tell that the sea (Tasman) is unforgiving. Keep everything tied down otherwise it will blow away. I look forward to going back when the sea is really rough!

This attraction is FREE
Written 20 October 2020
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Barb L
Dunedin, New Zealand447 contributions
Aug 2020
The ideal place for photography, birds, boats, waves and sea! You can easily park up there and watch the work go by.

There are clean and accessible public toilets at the beginning of the breakwater.

It is amazing to watch a boat come in and easy to imagine how so many have been lost on the bar over the years.
Written 21 August 2020
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Axle_Twix
Upper Hutt, New Zealand139 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
An amazing place to visit, we were there on a dark with bright sunshine and not a breath of wind and the waves crashing in were still intense.

It's easy to see how this is NZ's most dangerous patch of water.

I found it to be a somber place with the plaques dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the surrounding water.

Well worth a visit showcasing some of NZ's short history.

The memorial being in the shape of a boat is a nice nautical touch. Well designed.
Written 14 August 2020
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Anita O
Mannheim, Germany556 contributions
Nov 2019
WOW! If not for the hotel manager we would not have known about Grey River Bar, "the most dangerous water in the whole of New Zealand". It was a rainy and windy day and Grey River was going quite wild, the best condition for a thrilling sight. We had been advised to go to the Southern Breakwater Platform and met a few others trying to hold their ground against the gusty wind. The waves went high where Grey River (it sure looked grey) met the sea. I could not believe my eyes when I saw a fishing boat passing us towards the open sea. Back at the hotel we showed our photos and were told that going out was less risky for the boats than coming back in and that we should watch some video on YouTube to see some real dangerous weather conditions. We did and: WOW again! I had to swallow hard when thinking of all the boats that got lost here.
Written 1 March 2020
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,326 contributions
Jan 2020
When in Greymouth it's well worth a few minutes of your time to drive or walk out to the end of the breakwater. It's very atmospheric with pounding waves and the great swell across the famous Greymouth bar. There's also a memorial and some explanatory boards detailing the numerous wrecks and dead sailors and fishermen who've met their end here. The power of the sea in front of you puts in all in perspective.
Written 5 February 2020
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Sunaina A
New Delhi, India11 contributions
Nov 2019
One can endlessly watch as the waves break on the huge black rocks underneath and around the lookout point. Even though the viewing platform is quite high above the sea the roar of the sea is deafening and in between you even get the spray from the waves as they crash endlessly against the breakwater.The glorious sunset over the Tasman Sea was a sight to see from here.
Written 14 December 2019
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