Denniston Heritage Trust

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Denniston Heritage Trust
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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kiwitraveler92
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand230 contributions
History of coal mining in NZ
May 2021 • Couples
This is a definite must do if in the area. So much history about coal mining in New Zealand that I think everyone should have some understanding of. There is so much information about the area and the people who worked here with photos and remnants of buildings and the coal mining equipment. It is an easy walk to do and you could easily spend an hour here looking at everything. It is also an amazing view from up here so bring a camera.
Written 11 May 2021
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,226 contributions
A definite MUST DO
Apr 2021
This place is amazing - the history of it all is gob-smacking. We'd read about the work and living of the miners and their families before going - but the realism is much more than a few words. How the people managed I have no idea - just getting up and down the mountain must have been exhausting - especially for the women with shopping and kids. It's a place that you should have a bit of research before going - then the reality just means that much more. I'm a person who has a terrible fear of heights and the road up kept me on edge - it's just a road but the drop off the side was just a touch horrifying. Nevertheless I'm glad I went up and highly recommend everybody with the chance does so as well. Makes us glad we have the lifestyle we do! Tough men, women and children lived and worked here.
Written 24 April 2021
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GreeceHelena
Whanganui, New Zealand378 contributions
History and Hardship
Mar 2021 • Solo
A sober reminder of how hard life must have been for our ancestors all those years' ago. Hats off to those responsible for preserving our heritage.
Written 24 March 2021
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DJandR
Wanaka, New Zealand443 contributions
Not to be missed
Mar 2021
Don't miss it! We had an amazing morning at Denniston, we couldn't believe the work that has gone into the interpretation panels, tracks and generally the 'telling of the tale" compared to when we last visited 26 years ago. It was a beautiful morning so we were treated to the wonderful view all the way to he Coast.
Take the time to visit the school, it has a small museum, which is a collection of bits and pieces, lots of photographs and a very helpful and friendly custodian.
We also on the advice of the DOC man went to the bottom of the incline and had our picnic lunch, this was where the coal was shipped out to Westport, down a gravel track which was a definite to do.
Written 15 March 2021
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NapierAro
napier465 contributions
Denniston Delivers
Mar 2021 • Couples
Having last been here over fifty years ago, I wondered what I would find, and was not disappointed.
The authorities concerned deserve much credit for the work they have put in to make this site so interesting to visitors. The information panels were superb with the quality of their information and the graphic communication.
Most of the remains of the buildings I recalled are now being swallowed by the regenerating vegetation, but certainly the top of the incline area is very accessable.
Go and enjoy.
Written 8 March 2021
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vernon x
Auckland Central, New Zealand72 contributions
A must see
Mar 2021
Very historical and interesting place to visit, Amazing view from the top of the mountain. Easy drive to the top with a lot of parking. Separate parking for campervans.
Written 5 March 2021
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Sarah K
33 contributions
History alive
Feb 2021
Unfortunately the underground experience was closed but we still had an amazing day out. Dennison is somewhere you can feel history alive. Make sure you allow plenty of time to explore the area around the brake head and also head to Coalbrookdale. An easy 30 min walk up the old rope rail track and you are at the mine openings and the huge fan house. One of the best experiences to learn about the people that make NZ unique.
Written 21 February 2021
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Ed R
Blenheim, New Zealand695 contributions
History, views and weka
Jan 2021
Firstly, well done to the NZ governments of the past for constructing such a great road up this rather steep hill! It was fun to drive. The views from various points at the top are spectacular. The walk around the old mine and all the information is fantastic too. The history of the construction of the rail is particularly interesting.
Please watch out for weka (NZ native birds) in the car park and please don't feed them as they will approach you as soon as you open your car door.
Written 26 January 2021
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Jes_az_NZ
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions
nice & cool coal town - recommended
Jan 2021
Nice little cool place. the old settlement and now the open museum in the top of the cliff also gives it a good atmosphere. You can walk a bit and with a lot of information, boards imagine how the people used to live extraction coal. Some very interesting stories and quite a bit of place to wander around, nice and all for free. Very good work from the trust and DOC.
Written 25 January 2021
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AliNel01
Nelson, New Zealand87 contributions
Don't miss this!
Dec 2020
We visited as part of a tour. Congratulations to all, this is a must-do when you're visiting Westport, so much information, very well presented, extremely interesting and the view from the top of the incline is hard to beat. Congratulations, we hope to get back again one day.
Written 30 December 2020
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