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Easy Walk through the Forest

Beautiful and calming walk on the West Coast. It's about an 1-1.5 hours long depending on how fast... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Geelong, Australia
Great Walk

The young lady at the information centre in Greymouth had told us that Coal Creek Falls was worth a... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Forster, Australia
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Ballance Street, Runanga 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-768 0427
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Beautiful and calming walk on the West Coast. It's about an 1-1.5 hours long depending on how fast you want to walk, through a beautiful rainforest and parallel to a lovely bubbling creek. The ground is softly undulating but not difficult at all to navigate....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MultiColouredRed
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The young lady at the information centre in Greymouth had told us that Coal Creek Falls was worth a visit. The turn off to the falls is about half way through the town of Runanga, the second road on the right from the Greymouth end....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you drive from Greymouth on Highway 6 towards Westport/Nelson, about 8 kilometers out of Greymouth on the highway, you will see signs to a town named "Runanga"; a series of signs will show directions towards the coal creek waterfall track. Follow the road and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank arinbasu
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We're not trekkers so particularly enjoyed the hour return reasonably paced walk. Heavy rain the previous day made parts of the track a little soft but still easy to negotiate. The bonus of rain was a thunderous, wide (not high) waterfall into the tannin coloured...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank PuhoiRiverLady
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

If you got an hour to spare, use it here. It's an easy walk to the falls . It took us 20 to 25 mins each way. The waterfall view is really good. We were there shortly after heavv rain fall, causing a lot of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank carl o
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

A picturesque walk through native bush to a beautiful swimming spot at the falls. Great spot for a picnic or just to relax. 30 minutes each way easy walk. Even saw a weka on the trail.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank C4060VWmargaretc
Reviewed 2 December 2017

A unique waterfall in a gentle walk through bush by the river. A good stop if you have time on the way North of South. Not far out of Greymouth.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Visited whilst staying in the Greymouth region, lovely walk to scenic falls, mainly uphill on the way back.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Nick_P1290
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It is an easy walk, along a clearly defined track through some stunning woodland. Follow the track to the end (don't get fooled by the first small waterfall you see). The coal creek falls are impressive especially after rainfall. Well worth the trip. Took about...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank smg38
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We walked the easy track for 20? mins to the waterfalls and it was pleasant. Nice bush with bird song (surprise, surprise) and the falls were in good form as it had rained two days before. Easy walk.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jared7707
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