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This article is about the New Zealand town. For the Steely Dan song, see Pretzel Logic. For the hamlet in New York, see Barrytown, New York. For the series of novels, see The Barrytown Trilogy.
Barrytown is located in West Coast
Coordinates: 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

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. 

Coordinates: 42°15′S 171°19′E / 42.250°S 171.317°E / -42.250; 171.317