Heart of the West Coast Heritage Tour
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: 164 Mackay street, Greymouth
- Product code: PQSXKQ
On this tour you will visit the Historic Brunner Mine Site, a place of historical significance on the West Coast.
The Brunner suspension footbridge spans the Grey River, linking both sides of the mine site. This was one of the country’s earliest industrial sites where coal was mined and coke, firebricks and other products manufactured from the 1860’s until the 1940s.The area is well interpreted with a short walk around the historic coke ovens, brick factory and remains of the tunnel entrances.
The break water is an area popular with tourists and locals, often you can view the dolphins who frequent the spot. This is a great surf spot and the local surfers and body boarders can often be seen amongst the waves. There is a viewing platform, a great photo stop, where you can learn a bit more about the notorious Greymouth Bar, known as one of the worlds most dangerous river bars to cross and one that has claimed many lives over the towns history.
Last stop is Shantytown Heritage Park with over 30 historic buildings to explore, learn to gold pan and take home what you find! Take a ride on the steam train and check out the holographic theatre and learn more about our gold mining past.
Your tour guide will return you to your accommodation or central business district.
Child age 14 and under, children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Terms and Conditions: Report 15 minutes prior to departure time. If you need to amend or cancel the booking reservation please advise Explore West Coast without delay. No shows or cancellation within 24 hours of the product departure time will result in 100% cancellation fee. Vouchers are subject to regulations and bylaws of the respective operators to whom they are issued. All vouchers are valid for the services as detailed on the vouchers. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
Explore West Coast cancellation policy
Within the result of you not being able to make our tour please see the below information on cancellation here at Explore West Coast.
Change of date or holding of booking upto 24 hours before travel.
Any booking canceled within 72 hours to 24 hours before travel will result in a refund minus 10% booking fee.
Within 24 hours before travel no refund will be given.
Full refund for any booking canceled outside of the 72 hour cut off period.
This policy also stands in the situation of COVID level alert change which affects the tour operation or the lockdown of a region the customer is traveling from and in which case a change of date or hold of booking will be offered within the 24 hour period.
COVID: As you will be aware from 11.59 pm on 2 December 2021 we moved to the new Traffic Light System here in New Zealand. We are operating and welcome your bookings. All Explore West Coast Tour drivers / guides are fully vaccinated. Mask's are mandatory in tour group settings, sanitizer is available on board. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our vehicles. After each tour, our vehicles are cleaned and disinfected to a high standard.
Bad weather which impacts your tour experience, Explore West Coast will offer you a 12 month credit to use on a tour of your choice or alternatively a travel or a Station Gift Shop credit to spend. T&c's apply if booked with an agent.