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Brunner Mine Site Walk

State Highway 7, Greymouth, New Zealand
+64 3-768 0427
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A gret place to visit

An extremely poignant place to visit with excellent signposting about the mine itself and the big... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NewZealandCarver
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New Zealand
Very historic mining site

This was really interesting with lots of interesting facts and explains what happened in New... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
b_s_hodgson
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Timaru, New Zealand
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State Highway 7, Greymouth, New Zealand
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+64 3-768 0427
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An extremely poignant place to visit with excellent signposting about the mine itself and the big explosion which killed 65 men and boys in 1896. A lot of buildings and twisted old machinery parts litter the site and it is well worth a visit to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was really interesting with lots of interesting facts and explains what happened in New Zealands worst mining disaster. We spent an easy hour even though it was a freezing day. Very beautiful scenery.

Thank b_s_hodgson
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A really good historical site with full details of the mining past. Awesome bridge across the river and a detailed account of the mining disaster of 1896. Well preserved remnants of a past which opened up the area.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is a free walk around the site. The bridge across the Grey River is amazing. A little slice of sad NZ History. We went when it was slightly rainy and cold - would be betters suited to look around on a fine day. Well...More

Thank Trudy B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Quite amazing history and well preserved to get a good idea of the old days. Incredible how hard people worked in the old days all in the hope of a better future.

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

On the way back from Lake Brunner called into the Brunner Mine Site attraction. Heaps of local history here being one of the main coal mining sites for many of years. Well done to the local community that have brought this site back to life...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

What an amazing site. Very well laid out walkway with lots of pictures and detailed information. Very easy to picture what it was like. Sad to think about the disaster. Interesting to see the ruins and leftovers of the industry. Feels like some true history...More

Thank elem7142
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A fascinating look into the mining and brick-making history of the region. Some heart-wrenching stories of disaster and bravery coupled with remnants of the old works and mines. Toilets also available which is a good plus. Unmanned and totally free, open any time.

Thank YorkshireTeabag
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

It was a lovely sunny day with a clear blue sky which made this walk more enjoyable. Very interesting place with lots of information about the Mine and Mr Brunner! We stopped on the far side first and then at the main part of the...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Location is upriver from Greymouth and the walk beside the river, with some old artefacts lying around

Thank happysheepChina
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