Located in one of the most beautiful valleys on the West Coast of New Zealand.
With Summer temperatures soaring up to 34 degrees Celcius with barely a breath of wind, the fantastic microclimate makes it one of the dryest places on the Coast with 300mm - 500mm less rain than any of the main coastal towns.
With a population of under 200, you can enjoy the warmth and friendliness of small town New Zealand.
Take a small detour off the main tourist routes, and travel 35 minutes inland from Greymouth or 20 minutes South of Reefton, and into the heartland of the West Coast. By doing so, you will avoid the endless Winter fog in Reefton, the chilly barber wind in Greymouth, the rainfall in Hokitika, and the isolation of Westport.
Ikamatua is located centrally and is within an hours drive of everything shown on this website, with the exception of the Wild Foods Festival and Temple Basin, which take about 10 minutes longer.
Curry Cup Golfing Title
One of the Local Golf club trophy tournaments
Darcy Seymour Memorial Wood Chopping Competition
Held in March each year, right next to the Ikamatua Hotel.
It has grown to become one of the best events in the South Island and has keenly sought after trophies.
Gold Nuggets Motocross
Held on Waitangi weekend just 10 minutes drive from the township.
It is one of the largest Motocross events in the South Island, and is regularly contested by the best riders in the South Island, and a lot of the top North Island riders make the trip each year to try and take away one of the prestigious trophies on offer.
The beautiful picturesque course is
3 minutes drive from the Village centre
- Holes: 9
- Par: 72
- Length for Men: 5496m
- Length for Women: 4876m
|Jet boating and Jet skiing
The Grey river runs from East of
Ikamatua right through to Greymouth,
with a distance of over 50 kms.
You can also divert off the Grey river and
onto the beautiful Ahaura river for over 20 kms.
Grey Valley Rugby Club Headquarters
1 minute from the Town centre
The team is made up of players
from throughout the Grey Valley.
They compete each year in the West
Coast and Buller competitions.
Samuel and Elizabeth Mackley
established the first European farm on
the West Coast in the Waipuna Valley
in 1862, grazing 300 head of cattle
and 1,800 sheep.
Located just 10 minutes from Ikamatua.
Trout and Salmon
The Rough, Little Grey and Grey Rivers
All within 5 minutes drive
3 beautiful rivers for swimming.
Depending on how warm you like it, each
one has is a different temperature.
|Famous Fuel Station
The locals know how to describe fuel
prices in New Zealand.
|4 Wheel driving, dirt biking and Mountainbiking
Just 10 minutes away, Napoleon Hill
is popular with 4 wheel drivers
motorcyle riders and mountainbikers
It winds it's way from Waipuna to
Ahaura via old gold mining tracks.
The route is scattered with old
mining tunnels which make the
trip even more interesting.
Located near Mawheraiti just 10 minutes
drive from Ikamatua you can walk the
popular track to visit Rakaunui(Big Tree),
believed to be the biggest Rimu tree in
It's just one of the many areas of beautiful
native bush you can experience close by.
|Weekend Rush hour
If you like to relax and enjoy a nice
ride on the bike or cruise in the car
then I think you'll like it here.
The Awahono school at Ahaura is the
local primary school, and teaches
years 1-8 students.
Secondary students travel by bus
to their schools of choice, in either Reefton or Greymouth.