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Recreation
Grey Aquatic Centre
Pools available are:
- Lap: 25 metres
- Learners: 20 metres
- Leisure: 20 metres
- Toddler
- Spa

All pools are heated

Other facilities:
- Sauna
- 2 Hydroslides
- Aqua Jogging
Arnold River
Running out of Lake Brunner which eventually connects to the Grey River.
It's popular for Kayaking and fishing for Salmon, Brown and Rainbow trout.
You can also enjoy a nice bush walk to view the historic Arnold River Power Station.
Lake Brunner
Located just 40 minutes from Ikamatua, it's a great place for Fishing, Swimming, Walking, Boating, Yachting and Jet Skiing.
Off Road Rides
Includes offroad rides such as:
- Quad Bike Tours
- Go Kart Tours
- Hagglund Tours
- Argo tours

Also includes miniature replica model villages of Waiuta and Reefton, called Little Earth.
Outdoor adventures
- Caving
- Jungle tours

- Whitewater rafting
- Blackwater rafting
Surfing
At the mouth of the Grey River is Greymouth and Cobden, where you'll find an ideal spot for surfing.
It's also the home of the Kahuna Board Riders Club who host the annual Go for Gold Surf competition.
Camping
There are a few camping grounds where you can enjoy a quick stay to enjoy the area.
Tail Race Track
Located at Nelson Creek, this walk through beech forest, crosses tailraces and old gold workings.
Murray Creek Track
The track loops around through the local goldfield.
You can walk to the Inglewood, Energetic and Ajax gold mines, along with Chandlers open-cast coal mine and Cement Town.
Woods Creek Track
This 1 hour loop walk, winds it's way through rainforest, around dams, tailraces and through tunnels.
Take a torch to explore the tunnels.
Coal Creek Falls Track
The falls are at the end of a small walk through beech-podocarp forest, that takes you into the Coal Creek Valley.
Other Walking tracks in the area
- Croesus
- Moonlight
- Callaghans Track
- Colls Dam Walk
- Waiuta Town Walk
- Prohibition Mine and Ball Mill
- Snowy Battery Track
- Lankey Creek/Tram Track
- Progress Water Race
- Golden Lead Battery
- Garden Gully Track

- Alborns Coal Mine Track
- Tawhai Walk
- Golden Fleece Walk
- Waiuta to Big River
- Big River to Inangahua River
- Kirwans Reward
- Larrys Creek
- Duffy's Creek Track
- Klondyke Track
- Aorangi Nature Walk
- Brunner Mine site

- Point Elizabeth Walkway
- Mount Te Kinga Summit Track
- Camp Creek Route
- Crooked Route
- Velenski Walk
- Rakataine Track
- Carew Falls Track
- Arnold River Dam Walk
- Mount Te Kinga/Ara O Te Kinga Track
- Mt French Track
- Bain Bay Track

- Croesus Moonlight Route
- Alpine Nature Walk
- Waterfall Walk
- Lake Christabel Track
- Robinson River and Saddle Track
- Rough Creek Track
- St James Walkway
- Lewis Tops Track
- Lake Stream Route
- Mount Haast Route
Fishing and Hunting competition
During Easter weeked each year, the Ahaura township holds the annual Hunting and Fishing competition.
It attracts people from all over New Zealand, and is fast becoming a must do event.
Rafting
- Arnold River

- Grey River

- Ahaura River

- Taramamkau River
Skiing
The Temple Basin Skifield is incredibly popular with the locals because of the smaller numbers of Skiers.
Swimming
Get out and enjoy swimming in the natural rivers.
- Grey River
- Little Grey River

If you want to swim in a pool instead, there's plenty of pools available in the area.


- Rough River
- Inangahua River


- Ahaura River
- Taramakau River
Kayaking
- Arnold River
- Grey River

- Little Grey River
- Rough River

- Inangahua River
- Ahaura River

- Taramakau River
Jet Boating
- Grey River

- Inangahua River

- Ahaura River

- Taramakau River
Mountain biking
- Big River
- Croesus Track
- Kumara Mudplug

- Moonlight Track
- Napolean Hill
- Noname Track

- Bundi
- Mosquito Creek
- Cockeye Creek

- Powerstation Loop
- Blacks Point
- Kirwans Track
Horse Riding
A few minutes from Ikamatua, you can enjoy horse treks though river flats, native bush and over farm land.
4 Wheel driving
- Big River
- No name Track

- Cockeye creek

- Napolean hill

- Waitahu
Trail riding
- Napolean hill
- No name Track

- Cockeye creek

- Big River

- Waitahu
Scenic drives
Enjoy the following 3 scenic loop drives:

Valley Drive
Take a drive from Ikamatua to Greymouth, through the Historic town of Blackball, past the Largest Gold Dredge in the Wold, and then return via Ngahere through the beautiful Grey Valley, while visiting the Historic Brunner Mine site on the way.

Lake Drive
Travel from Ikamatua to Ngahere, via the Grey Valley, and then inland to Nelson Creek, and on to Rotomanu.
You will then travel to Lake Brunner, and onwards to Stillwater, past the Historic Arnold River Dam.
Beyond this, you will cross the Grey River bridge, and travel back up the Grey Valley to Ikamatua, past the Worlds Largest Gold Dredge and the Historic town of Blackball.

Coastal Drive
Travelling from Ikamatua to Reefton, and then down through the beautiful Buller Gorge to Westport.
You'll then head off down to Runanga via the Coast Road past the historic Mitchells Gully to the pancake rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki, and then back up past the Worlds Largest Gold Dredge and the historic Town of Blackball and back to Ikamatua.
Golf courses
- Reefton

- Ikamatua

- Lake Brunner

- Greymouth
Lawn Bowls
- Reefton

- Greymouth
Hotels
Known for their great West Coast hospitality, you can enjoy having a quiet drink with the locals at any one of the 37 hotels in the area.