Runanga Tourism

Runanga is a small town on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located eight kilometres to the northeast of Greymouth, to the north of the Grey River. Barrytown is 21 kilometres (13 mi) further north. State Highway 6 and the Rapahoe Branch railway run through the town. Runanga was formerly a railway junction, with the steep Rewanui Branch diverging from the Rapahoe line until closure in 1985. The population of Runanga and its surrounds, including the separate settlement of Rapahoe to the north-west, was 1,221 in the 2006 Census, a decrease of 84 from 2001. The town's origins can be traced back to European colonisation in the late 19th century, when large numbers of settlers came to work the local coal fields. The town's name is Maori for "meeting place". Coal mining is still the main employer of the town.


This warm abode of Runanga is a delightful place to visit in New Zealand. When planning a trip to Runanga, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Franz Josef Glacier. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Franz Josef Glacier for its bountiful attractions like Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast Wildlife Centre, Tatare Tunnels Walk on your trip to Runanga. Also, to reach Runanga, you'll have to take a flight to Franz Josef Glacier; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Runanga.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Runanga

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.6 USD

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