Tag Archives: gold mining history

Historic Reefton – the Little Big Town

The small village of Reefton nestled in the Victoria Forest on the West Coast is immersed in history.  It may be a small village but it is big in every other respect.  So much history it practically oozes from her … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods – Wood Creek Track

We are so lucky here on the West Coast to have so many walks and bike rides that were forged by our forefathers in search of gold that we now get to enjoy. Woods Creek walk would have to be … Continue reading

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A Walk of Contrasts in Charleston

Our West Coast scenery never ceases to amaze me and our latest walk was no exception. With much rain of late we were all desperate to get out in the fresh air and have a good leg stretch. Initially thinking … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Greymouth – 150 years old

Happy birthday to Greymouth – 150 years old. On 22 July 1864 Reuben Waite, a storekeeper from Collingwood, crossed the Greymouth bar with 70 prospectors in a chartered paddle steamer. He put his supplies ashore and opened the first store … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking Notown Forresty Blocks

So I was both excited and apprehensive about this ride.  Excited because it is probably one of our favourite riding spots in the Grey District.  Completely out of it, great views from the tops, a good workout and well rewarded … Continue reading

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Nelson Creek Walks – Part 2, Callaghan’s Track

Welcome back…… we’ve just done the first section of Colls Dam walk and joined up with Callaghan’s Track at Nelson Creek.  The sign says 45 minutes to the top.  This whole area is an historic gold mining area so the … Continue reading

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