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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
CountryNew Zealand
RegionWest Coast
DistrictGrey District
 • Total237
Local iwiNgāi 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]

According to the 2013 New Zealand census, Barrytown and its surrounds have a population of 237, an increase of 12 people since the 2006 census.[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 roll of 23 students as of March 2019.[5][6]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 63. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 148. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
  3. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Barrytown
  4. ^ "Barrytown Arts & Crafts". AA Travel.
  5. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  6. ^ Education Counts: Barrytown School