Tag Archives: Blackball

Exploring the Blackball Coal Mine and Kings Knob Walk

Recently we headed to Blackball  to explore some of their well hidden history all within walking distance of the “local”.  We’d already done the River Gorge trail (see blog) and continued on a little further down the road to explore … Continue reading

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Blackball – Discovering Hidden Treasures

Totally felt like we should be in an Indiana Jones movie on our latest adventure of discovery “A Lost World Uncovered”……. We had headed to Blackball – little mining town inland from Greymouth at the base of the Paparoa mountains.  … Continue reading

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WCPFBA Waterway Challenge

Saturday saw Blackball came alive with the sound of running water running……. water…….. and firemen Blackball Volunteer Fire Brigade played host to the West Coast Provincial Fire Brigade Association water challenge (WCPFBA). It was a great turnout with teams from … Continue reading

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A Step Back in Time – A Visit to Blackball

Visiting Blackball is like stepping back in time. Any stresses or worries are lifted from your shoulders and it seems like time just slows down. It had been a while since our last visit to Blackball so we headed out … Continue reading

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