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Interesting, scenic but sad place to visit

If visiting or staying in Greymouth the Brunner Mine site is well worth a visit. There is plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pete M
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We remember them

This is a memorial to the 65lives lot in the Brunner Mine disaster in 1896. There are many signs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gill H
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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State Highway 7, Greymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If visiting or staying in Greymouth the Brunner Mine site is well worth a visit. There is plenty of parking and the visit is free. We enjoyed walking around the site and learning more about the mining disaster that took place, although very sad to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a memorial to the 65lives lot in the Brunner Mine disaster in 1896. There are many signs giving the history of the area and the disaster. The walk commences as the car park and goes downhill and crosses the bridge to the remains...More

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such an interesting walk with lots of notice boards with facts about the place, love the bridge, good activity for families

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Reviewed August 1, 2018

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.

4  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed July 7, 2018

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...More

4  Thank NewZealandCarver
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

This was really interesting with lots of interesting facts and explains what happened in New Zealands worst mining disaster. We spent an easy hour even though it was a freezing day. Very beautiful scenery.

1  Thank b_s_hodgson
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

A really good historical site with full details of the mining past. Awesome bridge across the river and a detailed account of the mining disaster of 1896. Well preserved remnants of a past which opened up the area.

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

This is a free walk around the site. The bridge across the Grey River is amazing. A little slice of sad NZ History. We went when it was slightly rainy and cold - would be betters suited to look around on a fine day. Well...More

2  Thank Trudy B
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Quite amazing history and well preserved to get a good idea of the old days. Incredible how hard people worked in the old days all in the hope of a better future.

1  Thank Colin M
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

On the way back from Lake Brunner called into the Brunner Mine Site attraction. Heaps of local history here being one of the main coal mining sites for many of years. Well done to the local community that have brought this site back to life...More

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