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Miners track near the old Inkerman West Gold Mine

Big River - Rainy Creek route

An old route from the Big River goldmining ghost town out to SH7 and the Inangahua River. This route follows ...   More ▶︎
Big River - Inangahua Track

Big River - Inangahua Track

Faded gold miners' trails into the remains of the Big River gold town, past old stamper batteries, rails, mines and ...   More ▶︎
Golden Lead Battery May 2018

Golden Lead Battery May 2018

This historic battery for crushing gold bearing rock was restored in 2008. It can be walked to from SH7 adjacent ...   More ▶︎
Inangahua River

Inangahua River

Short loop following the remains of the Progress water race along the Inangahua river to Deep Creek, returning via the ...   More ▶︎
Green Hut April 2019

Green Hut April 2019

This photo shows the semi derelict Green Hut at Slab Hut Creek just downstream from Commissioners Flat in the Reefton ...   More ▶︎

Big River Mine

This walk from Big River Hut explores the area's mining history.   More ▶︎
Rooney's Cottage & Hut

Rooney's Cottage & Hut

Miners' accomodation associated with the Big River Mine. The cottage and attached "single-man's hut" are derelict.   More ▶︎
Big River Huts April 2012

Big River Huts April 2012

This picture shows a now derelict miners cottage with an equally derelict "singlemans" hut tacked on the end of it. ...   More ▶︎
Big River Hut on a wet day Oct 2007

Big River Hut on a wet day Oct 2007

This photo was taken after walking through from Waiuta on the old miners track one wet day. I've also gained access ...   More ▶︎
Big River Hut

Big River Hut

The Big River Mine operated from 1882 to 1942. This hut is surrounded by relics of the mining era, and ...   More ▶︎
Big River Track

Big River Track

Following the line of the old road from Waiuta to Big River, this is an easy forest walk between goldmining ...   More ▶︎

Big River Track

Easy trail into Big River Hut.   More ▶︎

Big River Dam

Short walk from Big River Hut to the old goldmining dam.   More ▶︎
Big River Dam

Big River Dam

Short route from the Big River goldmining town site up to the old dam in open tussock flats.   More ▶︎
Big River Poppet Head

Big River Poppet Head

One of only two left in the country.   More ▶︎
Big River Hut

Big River Hut

Frosty June morning.   More ▶︎
Big River Winding Plant

Big River Winding Plant

The new engine house sits over the top of the original winding plant boiler.   More ▶︎
Big River Winding Plant

Big River Winding Plant

This winding plant moved miners and gear up and down the 602m Big River shaft.   More ▶︎
Pakihi near Big River Hut

Pakihi near Big River Hut

Looking eastward across the Inangahua River.   More ▶︎
Inglewood Mine Relics June 2011

Inglewood Mine Relics June 2011

This photo shows the old boiler & winding drum at the Inglewood Gold Mine site. This quartz mine was established ...   More ▶︎
Big River

Big River

Frosty June morning on the way to the old dam site.   More ▶︎

Kirwans Track

2-3 day circuit visiting Kirwans Hill, and the Lord Brassey Stamper Battery.   More ▶︎
Big River

Big River

Sunrise on a frosty June morning at the dam site.   More ▶︎

Reefton

A small gold and coal mining town on the West Coast of the South Island inland from Greymouth. Many walking ...   More ▶︎

Slab Hut Creek Campsite

Grassy picnic and camping spot. Recreational gold mining is permitted in the creek. The site features a barbecue and pizza ...   More ▶︎
Montgomerie hut July 2009

Montgomerie hut July 2009

A hut with 4x4 or mountain bike access situated at the junction of the Waitahu and Montgomerie Rivers. This hut ...   More ▶︎
Kirwans Track

Kirwans Track

This classic circuit explore Reefton's gold history, starting from the site of the Capleston gold town and leading up to ...   More ▶︎
Montgomerie hut

Montgomerie hut

This hut is located at the junction of the Montgomerie and Waitahu Rivers. There is 4x4 or mountain bike access ...   More ▶︎