Greymouth Railway Station Historic Area


  • Greymouth Railway Station Historic Area. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Phillip Capper Wikimedia Commons. Taken By: Phillip Capper. Date: 12/05/2008.
  • Greymouth Railway Station Historic Area.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Melanie Lovell-Smith.
  • Greymouth Railway Station Historic Area. Signal Box. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: PhilBee NZ - Phil Braithwaite. Taken By: PhilBee NZ - Phil Braithwaite. Date: 3/09/2011.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Area Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7053 Date Entered 21st September 1989


Extent of List Entry

The area comprises the Station; entire Platform, Verandah and Canopy, Toilets, Footbridge; Signal Box; Government Buildings opposite the Station and the Wild & Robertson Building in MacKay Street. [Note that the Footbridge has been dismantled and is no longer standing at the site (the bowstring truss is at Shantytown Heritage Park). In 2010 the Signal Box was relocated a few hundred metres downstream to a new site opposite the railway station.]

City/District Council

Grey District


West Coast Region


This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

Greymouth Railway Station precinct including Greymouth Railway station, the entire platform, the entire verandah and canopy, toilets, footbridge, Railway Signal Box, Government Buildings opposite the Station, the Royal Hotel opposite the Station, and the Wild and Robertson Building in MacKay Street.


Additional informationopen/close

Construction Dates

2010 -
Signal box relocated to Mawhera Quay.

Other Information

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Southern region office.

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.

Historic Area Place Name

Government Building (Former)
Greymouth Railway Station
Greymouth Railway Station Footbridge [Relocated]
Railway Signal Box
Royal Hotel
Verandah and Canopy
Wild and Robertson Building