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History caught in a time capsule

The 8k climb up a nicely sealed (winding) road is well worth the trip up. This derelict mine site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NewZealandCarver
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A must do.

This place is amazing, awesome views as well. Be sure to check behind the big red tin shed, lots of... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
2ofus1967
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 8k climb up a nicely sealed (winding) road is well worth the trip up. This derelict mine site has been left untouched for many years. In the last few years a significant effort has been made in providing interpretive panels and photographs which show...More

Thank NewZealandCarver
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This place is amazing, awesome views as well. Be sure to check behind the big red tin shed, lots of photo panels with information about the old settlement. Sealed road all the way up.

Thank 2ofus1967
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Although the train isn't running there is lots to see and do here. We were there late afternoon on a drizzly day but still enjoyed checking out all the view points, information boards and covering all the path ways. We lao drive over the hilltop...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I had low expectations when I drove up to the Denniston Plateau but was really impressed by the level of interpretation of the whole engineering marvel and the lives of the miners's families. Do read the novel "Denniston Rose" for a well-research (fictitious) account of...More

Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Just the trip up the hill and the views over the coast were worth it alone, however what I found so interesting is the history especially as it relates to relatively new history of the mine as well as the old. The information boards advising...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Denniston on a dry sunny day and it was totally fascinating. The views from the top are stunning, the history and stories about individuals and families are well told. There is no guided tour as the mine itself is closed for safety reasons...More

Thank travelmadbob
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I visited the Denniston Plateau during a cycle trip around parts of the West Coast. The road surface is a mix of chip and some gravel in places. Once on the Plateau, the views are amazing. Unfortunately the underground tours of the mine are not...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The winding, steep drive to the summit offers great views of Westport and the coast. Nearing the top you can see, from a pull in point, the slip in the mountain where the rails used to be for the perilous access and descent in the...More

Thank venetianintown
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The displays are really informative and gave a great insight to life in Denniston. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed the great views. It was nice to walk around and imagine it when it was working. A must visit if in the area.

Thank alison m
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We took our 7 metre caravan for a drive up to Denniston was steep but very manageable, Having read the Rose I was rapt that the weather tho hot was misty with cloud hanging over Denniston which gave us a small appreciation of what it...More

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