Brunner Mine Site Walk
Brunner Mine Site Walk
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a very well-designed attraction. It's only a pleasant stroll around but the sense of history is compelling. There are some excellent explanatory boards outlining the history of the site and the technology involved in the mine and its related businesses. Also interesting are the mining memorial and the brilliant bridge across the river. You'll only need an hour here; but definitely time well spent.
Written 5 February 2020
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Jemma
Wellington, New Zealand33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Really enjoyed seeing the Brunner Mine and experiencing the West Coast Mining history. Lots of great and engaging information panels about the early mining colonies

The old ruins and bridge are well preserved to get a glimpse into what it was like almost 150 years ago. Well worth the trip out of Greymouth.

There is also an awesome waterfall track you can walk. We went in the rain and it was still lovely.
Written 16 June 2020
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Ed R
Blenheim, New Zealand715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
A very well preserved area in which you can walk and read about the dreadful accident that cost 65 men and boys their lives. Brunner remains NZ's worst work-place accident.
Everything is beautifully and respectfully presented.
The cemetery and memorial a couple of kms up the road is also well worth a visit.
Written 26 January 2021
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Kerry H
Christchurch, New Zealand115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Business
This is a very well presented walk with loads of information about the past. You wouldn't think there's as much to thos walk until you do it. Driven past heaps of times and finally stopped for a look. Glad I did.
Written 7 August 2020
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Neil B
Auckland, New Zealand1,438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Well preserved remnants of important New Zealand history. Not far out of Greymouth and well worth a visit. Put aside an hour to wander around this well-signed heritage area.

Easy walk, lots of information about a once thriving mining settlement. Plenty to see.

Sad that a monument to NZ’s worst mining disaster in 1896 has to reference other losses of miners lives, as recent as Pike River in 2010.
Written 24 April 2021
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Stopped for an extended wander around the area. The history is great - the tragedy of mine deaths is very present and the memorial is quite moving. Found out a lot that I didn't know about mining and I think the place should be something taught in our schools. We have a lot of history in NZ that never makes it to the classroom
Written 24 April 2021
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,533 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Visited on Saturday 12th May. It is well worth driving out to the Brunner Mine site at Taylorville. There is plenty still there to see with display boards giving a detailed history of the site. And it free to see.
Written 1 August 2018
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NewZealandCarver
New Zealand415 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 see/learn about 20th century mining, its production facilities and challenges, ingenuity, health and safety issues as well as social issues. The privation and distance from civilization at the time is truly mindboggling.
Written 7 July 2018
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rrobbinsCleveland
Independence, OH185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
My wife and I walked the Brunner Mine Site in about 40 minutes. There are a lot placards around telling the story of the mine and the disaster. As you look around, it is hard to believe how much industry was developed around this site, and now it is all gone. It is a great memorial to all those who died in the disaster.
Written 31 October 2013
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MATempleton
Christchurch, New Zealand46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
We were lucky to have a rental car so could drive out to Dobson where the Brunner Mine Site is. What a great historical place to visit and so well laid out and maintained. It is a easy walk around the site with lots of great information.
Written 20 August 2013
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