Greymouth Car Rental

Hertz Counter Inside the Railway Station, 164 Mackay Street, Greymouth

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OFFICE HOURS:Open Weekdays: 8am to 4pm, Saturdays: 11am to 2pm, Sundays: 10am to 3pm,

Greymouth Car Rental Location Information

Welcome to the heart of New Zealand’s South Island west coast. Greymouth comes from humble beginnings as a town known primarily for gold mining and jade hunting. It has since grown into a thriving hub that still maintains its small-town charm while offering many historical tributes to its origins.

Our Greymouth location situated in town is only a 4-minute shuttle drive from the TranzAlpine railway station. This makes the Greymouth location perfect and hassle-free, so start your adventure with us, save today and book an affordable car rental for your family or group adventure, with unlimited kms and 24/7 assistance

Allow an additional 15 to 20 minutes prior to the boarding time for car rental return & transfer from our branches.

Park in a Hertz or Ace parking bay and lock the car. If the station is closed, drop the key in the drop box on the main station door.

After hours pickups are unavailable at our Greymouth branch

If you are running late and you won't be able to collect your rental car at the allocated time, it is important to get in touch with the branch you are collecting from so that we can make alternate arrangements. Call our toll free number at 0800 502 277 and we will do our best to accommodate.

Ace Rental Cars is operated in Greymouth by “Hertz”. Please go to the Hertz Rental Car counter inside the Greymouth Railway Station. If the counter is unattended, there is a counter phone which will connect you to one of our friendly, Greymouth based staff.

Shuttle Collection

Ace Rental Cars offers a pick-up and drop-off service to our branches for customers who are collecting or returning their car rental.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some frequently questions you may have when renting a car from Ace.


Let’s take a trip to Greymouth, the gateway to one of the most exciting parts of the South Island.

Greymouth is famous because of the TranzAlpine Railway, which takes travellers from Christchurch to Greymouth and vice versa. You’ll travel through the South Alps, past the Staircase Viaduct, and so many more incredible places. But, arriving at Greymouth is always exciting because of the rich history within the town, which you’ll learn all about now that you’re here.

Greymouth is a great base to have for domestic travels. Hire a car from Ace Greymouth and have the natural wonderland of the South Island at your fingertips. Stay a while in the town and learn about the history here, before taking on the Tranz-Alpine route for yourself in your rental car, with Ace.

Discover Greymouth with Ace

Greymouth is an exciting town that is waiting to be discovered.

Go back in time and learn about the area's history by visiting the Shantytown close by. Located just ten kilometres outside of Greymouth, the Shantytown is one of the best heritage-based tourist attractions in the country. The gold rush of New Zealand began in Greymouth after the discovery of gold in Taramakau Valley in 1864. So this site is an incredible place to learn about the history and importance of the gold rush in the local area and country in general and about what it was like to live here in the 19th century. It does this by explaining how New Zealand came to be what it is today, and the impact colonisation had on the population in Greymouth.

Once you’ve stepped back into the modern world, perhaps some outside activity will be the right idea. Drive across to Rapahoe Beach and head on the two-hour Point Elizabeth Walk. If the weather is fair, perhaps bring your swimsuit, as Rapahoe Beach and several other spots are great places for a summer swim. There are several points to stop, admire the view, and learn about the history here while walking, like headlands, native bushland, and old gold mining sites.

Once you’ve finished learning the history and heritage of Greymouth, why not indulge yourself in the local culture. Monteith’s Brewery is the best place to end the day. A local legend, Monteith’s attracts local, domestic, and international travellers daily to taste award-winning beer, relax and unwind in a great local treasure. If you are tasting beers, do so responsibly, and have a designated driver drive your Ace rental back to your accommodation.

Head on a Road Trip in your Rental Car

You could always drive the TranzAlpine route instead of taking the train.

This would be one of the most incredible road trips you could experience, as the Great Alpine Highway is known for its sheer beauty and expansive views. Drive through the formidable Arthurs Pass and see the Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, and more as you head along one of the best road trips in the world. If you have the time, we’d recommend it - you won’t see views like this elsewhere in the world.

Greymouth is a fantastic base for the South Island. With the TranzAlpine train journey and the Great Alpine Highway on its doorstep, you’ll be in the best position possible for once in a lifetime trips. We can’t wait to see you here soon at Ace Greymouth.

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