Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

Great Coast Road, West Coast road trip Westport to Greymouth

Coal Creek waterfall walk (Runanga)

Coal Creek Falls at Runanga @Waynelorimer Coal Creek Falls at Runanga @Waynelorimer

Magnificent walk through regenerating forest to the poster waterfall of the West Coast. It is an easy 1 hour walk to one of New Zealand’s favourite instagram spots for waterfall fans. There are no toilets at the beginning of the walk.

NOTE

The walk begins with a track through a relatively uninteresting pine forest which quickly devolves into regenerating picturesque forest. At times there are regular stepping stones over creek beds to navigate.

INTERESTING FACT

Haze on the horizon might be a slow burning underground fire in an abandoned coal mine. The West Coast has been dogged by fires for over a hundred years. One of those secrets is a coal seam fire that has been burning continuously for 116 years, so old no one alive knows how it started at the Millerton mine.

Return to Itinerary

Enquire

If you have a query about content, travel deals or anything else, our team is happy to answer all your questions 🙂

    Your information is secure, no third party involved.
    100% Safe, secure, privacy guaranteed. Privacy Policy.

    Subscribe