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Barrytown is located in West Coast
Coordinates: 42°14′38″S 171°19′35″E / 42.24389°S 171.32639°E / -42.24389; 171.32639Coordinates: 42°14′38″S 171°19′35″E / 42.24389°S 171.32639°E / -42.24389; 171.32639
Country New Zealand
Region West Coast
District Grey District
Population (2006)
 • Total 225
Local iwi Ngāi Tahu

Barrytown is a town in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island. Barrytown sits on State Highway 6 and is 21 kilometres (13 mi) north of Runanga. Punakaiki is 16 kilometres (10 mi) further north. The town is near the southern end of Pakiroa Beach.[1][2]

The population of Barrytown and its surrounds was 225 in the 2006 census, an increase of 33 from 2001.[3]

Barrytown was settled in the 1860s and was a centre for gold dredging.[4]

Barrytown School is a coeducational full primary (years 1–8) school with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 13.[5]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 63. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 148. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ Quickstats about Barrytown
  4. ^ "Barrytown Arts & Crafts". AA Travel. 
  5. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Barrytown School". Ministry of Education. [permanent dead link]