Denniston Experience

Go coal mining on the West Coast with The Denniston Experience!

The Denniston experience is New Zealand’s only underground coal mining experience. Enjoy a fully guided tour into an original 1880’s underground coal mine. Kitted out with a hard hat, lamp and raincoat our journey begins with a short guided walk from the car park to the railway station. A narrow gauge train takes you along a section of the old coal haulage route, with spectacular views over the Waimangaroa Gorge and then into the mine.

Advanced audio and visuals bring the experience alive, with the sights and sounds that would have been usual back in that time. Have a go at your allocated mining job; hewer, trucker, clipper, maybe you will be the shot firer….learn of the myths and legends of the early coal mining culture. Watch a ghostly miner hologram to understand the harsh life of an old time Denniston coal miner.

Duration 2 hours, price Adult $130, NZ Gold Card $120, Child (5-14) $75, Family 2 adults & 2 children $356

Limited seating – Bookings Essential

Bookings are essential during Summer Season Nov- March 

Contact the team at Greymouth i-SITE


Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH

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