Follow in the footsteps of prospectors, a heritage gold and coal mining trail. Today you will be on the trail of a nineteenth century gold miner. You will be travelling north viewing Denniston ...Read more
The West Coast is naturally isolated from the world by towering alpine ranges and tumuneous ocean seas. The remote South Island, West Coast invokes a sense of curiosity about a place not many venture to. West Coasters are a distinct culture within New Zealand with rugged independence a key attribute.
The extractive industries of pounamu (jade) timber, coal and gold are industrial legacies. The trudge over uncharted mountains, following the footsteps of hardy souls who had source pounamu and sheer determination to finish the journey is the story of the Coast. The story of extraction is the narrative of the coast. The West Coast is the birthplace of the modern labour party born out of the mining industry working conditions. The evocative Brunner Mine Site – Best Bits is a harsh reminder of the price miners paid for poor working conditions.
Regional Travel Guides
While there are rivers of ice within easy reach of Franz Josef and Fox townships the area’s rivers, mirror lakes, seas and lagoons are the icing on the cake. An untamed natural landscape is a ...Read more
Route map: Greymouth, Kumara, Carew Creek Waterfalls, Inchbonni’s Lake Brunner Hotel, Moana (Lake Brunner), Jacks Mill, Brunner, return to GreymouthRead more