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Denniston area: Places to visit in the West Coast

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Visit the dramatic location of the West Coast's leading coal mine. At Denniston Coalmining Historic Area, wonderful interpretation panels present historic stories and research about the area. Denniston offers magnificent views down to the coastal plains of the Karamea Bight and the mouth of the ...

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History - Denniston Experience

Denniston of yesterday. The Denniston Plateau is home to one of the richest, high quality coal seams in New Zealand. For decades it was the country's largest producing coal mine, with an estimated 12 million ton carried down the incline during its operation from October 1879 to August 1967.

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Denniston Literary Trail | West Coast, New Zealand

The Denniston Incline was a remarkable feat of early engineering that was referred to as "the eighth wonder of the world". The miners and their families endured a rugged lifestyle, exposed to the elements on a barren windswept plateau where isolation and difficulties forged a close-knit community of .

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Denniston Plateau – Guided scenic off-road 4wd Tours ...

Denniston Plateau An historic guided tour exploring the coalmining towns on the Denniston Plateau. The Denniston Tour takes the visitor to the coal plateau high above the coastal flats. Here underground miners toiled extracting high quality coal and there are many amazing relics from the mining era. Denniston is an area rich in history, unusual ...

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Denniston, New Zealand - WikiMili, The Best Wikipedia Reader

Denniston is a small settlement, 15 kilometres (9 miles) east of Westport, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated on an exposed rocky plateau, 600 metres (2000 feet) above sea level, in the Papahaua Ranges. Denniston, New Zealand - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia - Wiki

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Denniston Mine – Tohu Whenua

Sitting 518 metres high in the clouds, the Denniston plateau originally had one access: a 1670 metre incline railway deservingly referred to as the 8 th wonder of the world. Steep with some gradients of 1 in 1.3, this engineering marvel used gravity and West Coast grit to transport coal wagons from 1880-1967.

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The Denniston Experience - Home | Facebook

The Denniston Experience, Westport. 631 likes. A unique interactive tour into an 1880's underground coal mine. Includes a train ride, glow worms, audio & visuals experiences

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Down in Denniston, Westport, West Coast - Trail Directory ...

Features of interest. Denniston Plateau towers abruptly 600m above the West Coast and is a hostile, barren, windswept environment. Denniston was once NZ's largest producer of coal: the modern-day visitor is hard pushed to visualise the bustling town with schools, hotels, shops, churches and sports clubs that existed in the early days of the 20th century.

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Westport NZ, West Coast – Official Westport Tourism Website

Westport and Northern West Coast, New Zealand. Flanking the Tasman Sea the Buller District extends from the famous Pancake Rocks & Blowholes at Punakaiki in the south, through Westport (the largest town and hub of the Buller) to Karamea and the Kahurangi National Park in the north, and the gold town, Reefton and The Victoria Conservation Park in the East.

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Coalbrookdale Walk (Denniston) - 2020 All You Need to Know ...

While visiting the Denniston Plateau it is worth the extra effort to walk this track. Drive up to the start of the track where there is limited parking. From there you follow the old railway up to an old building containing a fan that provided air into a local mine. You can

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Denniston to Karamea – Westport Official Tourism Website

Denniston to Karamea Denniston. Just 15 minutes from downtown Westport is the village of Waimangaroa – the gateway to the historic settlement of Denniston, located 600 metres above sea level with sweeping vistas of Westport and the surrounding landscape.

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Denniston, New Zealand Facts for Kids

Denniston is a small settlement, 15 kilometres (9 miles) east of Westport, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated on an exposed rocky plateau, 600 metres (2000 feet) above sea level, in the Papahaua Ranges. During the first few decades of the 20th Century, up to 1400 people lived in the townships on the Denniston Plateau to service the large coal mines there.

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Offbeat New Zealand: Denniston, the notorious town on the ...

In the late 1800s and early 1900s these railway wagons, set on a terrifyingly steep incline, were the only way in and out of West Coast coal mining settlement Denniston.

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Denniston Plateau mountain biking tracks: Denniston area ...

Denniston Plateau is a unique environment situated 25 km east of Westport and 600 m above sea level. Responsible mountain biking will ensure these areas are cared for, and maintain access for all users.

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The Denniston Experience - 2020 All You Need to Know ...

The Denniston Experience is closed, however the town and the hike are superb! The Experience sounds like it was lots of interactive fun but it has been closed over safety concerns. We loved the arduous hike up (you can also drive) on the bridal path with a detour over to the actual "track" where coal trains went up to the plateau using an ingenious, .

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West Coast — kia Ora

Denniston Plateau. Visit the dramatic location of the West Coast's leading coal mine. At Denniston Coalmining Historic Area, wonderful interpretation panels present historic stories and research about the area. Denniston offers magnificent views down to the coastal plains of the Karamea Bight and the mouth of the Waimangaroa River.

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Denniston | West Coast, New Zealand

Denniston was a hub for coal mining, where families lived in extreme conditions. Denniston offers magnificent views down to the coastal plains of the Karamea Bight and the mouth of the Waimangaroa River. It sits 518 metres above sea level and originally only .

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Denniston Plateau & Banbury Mine - YouTube

03/05/2016 · Mini Rail tour to the Banbury Mine. West Coast South Island. April 2016

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Tohu Whenua - Landmarks that tell our stories - Denniston ...

Denniston Plateau is located just north of Westport on the South Island's scenically spectacular West Coast. It was was once home to a town of 1400 people, high on the edge of a steep incline railway. Workers mined the highest quality coal but families suffered the lowest living conditions.

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Denniston Incline | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

We made a point of going to wander around Denniston Incline Plateau every time we went to New Zealand. 12 times, always included a slow hire car circuit of South Island, with a long stay in Cromwell as a base. Coalbrook dale mine and Denniston Incline gave us a perfect place to ramble. Nature is reclaiming the whole Plateau.

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denniston.nz - Take a journey inward at the place all ...

..lived and worked in the windswept bleakness of Denniston`s infamous mountain plateau on New Zealand's wild West Coast. Midst the endless tapping of picks, creaking of props and earthy black soot of ever present coal dust from an 1880s coal mine, a proud and close-knit community formed within this remarkable land of contrasts. Plunge deep...

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Westport NZ, West Coast – Official Westport Tourism Website

Westport and Northern West Coast, New Zealand. Flanking the Tasman Sea the Buller District extends from the famous Pancake Rocks & Blowholes at Punakaiki in the south, through Westport (the largest town and hub of the Buller) to Karamea and the Kahurangi National Park in the north, and the gold town, Reefton and The Victoria Conservation Park in the East.

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Denniston Plateau | Westport & Around, New Zealand ...

Six hundred metres above sea level, Denniston was once NZ's largest coal town, with 1500 residents in 1911. By 1981 there were eight. Its claim to fame was the fantastically steep Denniston Incline, which hurtled laden wagons down a 45-degree hillside. Display panels bring the plateau's history to ...

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Denniston Coal New Zealand Stock Photos & Denniston Coal ...

Rusty rails and old wagons remain from the Denniston Incline which transported coal from a 600 meter high plateau to the coast. Coal in a wagon at the entrance to the former Denniston Mine, New Zealand . Made in SheffieVild - a steel cable wheel lies as an atrefacts on view at the Denniston Mine historical site near Westport, South Island New Zealand. Denniston Historic Mining New Zealand ...

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Denniston, New Zealand - Wikipedia

Denniston is a small settlement, 15 kilometres (9 miles) east of Westport, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated on an exposed rocky plateau, 600 metres (2000 feet) above sea level, in the Papahaua Ranges.

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'Secret' coal mining plans on the West Coast alarm Forest ...

* Two historic West Coast coal mines to reopen * Bathurst Resources and Talley's buy three solid energy mines An area known as Whareatea West, on the Denniston Plateau, was proposed for open cast ...

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Guided scenic off-road 4wd Tours, West Coast - Outwest Tours

Welcome to Outwest Tours, Westport, NZ. Come to the beautiful West Coast of New Zealand rapidly developing as a must-visit region. With a stunning range of natural features and lush rainforest, located between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea, the West Coast is a destination that promises wilderness and adventure.

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Denniston Incline | West Coast New Zealand History

Description The Denniston incline was a steeply graded incline railway that connected Denniston at the top with the Conns Creek Branch. It carried coal from the mines on the Denniston Plateau. The incline fell 510 metres in 1.7 kilometres, with some sections having gradients over 1 in 1.3.

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Offbeat New Zealand: Denniston, the notorious town on the ...

02/01/2017 · In the late 1800s and early 1900s these railway wagons, set on a terrifyingly steep incline, were the only way in and out of West Coast coal mining settlement Denniston.

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Government blocks land sale on Denniston Plateau | RNZ News

06/02/2018 · The land has subsequently been bought by the West Coast iwi Ngāti Waewae. Bathurst Resources said plans to develop the rest of the plateau would go ahead and it wouldn't have to negotiate access arrangements with the new owners until 2027, when the current mining licenses expired. Lack of Cohesion: National

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