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Read Denniston Rose first if you get the chance

Looking at a bunch of old rusting relics is one thing, but to get a feel for the whole area you... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
majnz
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new zeland
Good historical information and interesting

I had to visit, having read Denniston Rose. We spent a good couple of hours here, but we poked... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Nuttykiwi
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Feilding, New Zealand
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7 Jan 2018
“Read Denniston Rose first if you get the chance”
28 Apr 2017
“Good historical information and interesting”
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Looking at a bunch of old rusting relics is one thing, but to get a feel for the whole area you should read Denniston Rose first. What you see today is nothing like what it was and it's hard to imagine the harshness of living...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank majnz
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I had to visit, having read Denniston Rose. We spent a good couple of hours here, but we poked around all over the place and read most of the interesting sign boards. The walk doesn't take that long. It's great to see some of the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Nice to see and a lot of historical information about the people that once lived and worked in the town and coal mines.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Arianne N
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The Denniston Plateau sits 2000' above the coastal plain. 130y ago a rich seam of coal was discovered. But how to get it down to the coastal plain....so was built one of the worlds industrial wonders, an extremely steep railway line designed to move coal...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit with New Zealand's coal mine history. Self guided tour in any weather. Good walking trails and very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Greig N
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We were there a bit out of season so the denniston experience hadn't opened yet which was unfortunate but the self guided walk around Denniston and the incline was great with informative displays along the way. Cool pictures from when the site was still active....More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Mababba
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a lovely Saturday morning with clear skies. The views go forever and alone would be worth the trip up the hill. The ability to immerse yourself into the workings of the mine add to the enjoyment. With the only charge being a request...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank EJ B
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We didn't have the greatest of weather conditions (very low cloud and some rain) on our visit to this fascinating place. This meant that we unfortunately missed out on what promised to be spectacular views. However, the open-air museum proved to be very interesting and...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank GerMar60
Reviewed 24 April 2015

This place was not originally on my plan visiting the west coast of NZ and it's introduced by my host at Greymouth. It's about 1.75 hours north of pancake rock(2.5hrs from Greymouth). We drove all the way to the top of the historical site and...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank ConanC_12
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