Totally enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very informative and entertaining and happy to answer any questions. The set up throughout the the complex is an enjoyable and safe environment to try some beers as well as enjoying a meal.
I've been at monteith's on a heavy rainy day. It made my day. The tour itself is really short and even if the tour guide was really funny and knowledgeable it wasn't anything special. It was great that we had the chance to pour our beer, and I loved to had the chance to try different beers. The free personalized bottle is a great souvenir. At the end I really recommend this deal especially on a rainy day.
Definitely worth a visit!
Greymouth - Monteith's Brewery Tour
A fabulous step back in time. The train trip was a real treat and the hologram theatre is just the cutest. The hospital is plain scary but makes you realise how far we've advanced in medical procedures, thankfully. I had picked up a souvenir book on Shantytown I had found at a garage sale and it had heaps of information about most of the buildings. I was pleased I had bought it. Only one downside was the old time photo was dbl booked and even though we arrived early, the person running it had decided to take a family over us. I was really disappointed.
This was bigger then expected! When you enter you feel like this is it, but then you hop on the train and there’s so much more. I love how they recreated this, it’s awesome ! I highly recommend this if you love the learn about history !
A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Beautifully presented and untouched by time. Still as wonderful as last time I came 30+ years ago. Love the gold panning and the coffee at the cafe is great ?
We had a great day exploring and there is a lot to explore we did gold panning a steam train ride which was shortened due to maintenance to the track brought some lovely old fashioned boiled lollies and got some great photos.
We enjoyed immersing ourselves in the rich history of the West Coast through the stream train ride, old buildings and many artefacts on display from the past. Being quiet season when we went, we could only imagine how much more the experience would have been in summer, with more staff present and in old-time role. Very enjoyable.
Lovely little 'town' with working steam train and loads of history on the gold rush that happened on the west coast during the 1800s, which I knew little about.
Recommend booking beforehand if you want to dress up in old style costumes and have a photo shoot as it was fully booked when we tried on the day! Great fun and interesting!