History & heritage

Brunner Mine Memorial Site

Directions

About

New Zealands' worst mining distaster happened on 26 March 1896 at Brunner on the West Coast, killing 65 men.

Price

FREE

More information

An historic memorial site now stands on the location of the disaster.

The memorial site sits on the side of State Highway 7 on either side of the Grey River, a suspension bridge joining each side.

The entrance starts at the top of a 65-step memorial and mining remnants can be viewed.

The Brunner Mine Site was a big producer of coal and coal by-products such as coke and firebricks.

Walk through the industrial ruins and see some of the last remaining beehive coke ovens.

Directions

Taylorville,, Grey District,, West Coast,, 7805

The Brunner Mine site is 11 km east of Greymouth on SH7 and the main car park is on SH7. It can also be accessed from Taylorville Road which runs between SH6 (2 km north of Greymouth Bridge) and SH7 but parking is limited. Walk across the Brunner Bridge to access both sides of the river.

Get directions

Related Listings

Grey District
See & Do
Koru NZ Wellness Retreats Koru NZ Wellness Retreats

Koru NZ Wellness provides retreats for spiritual, personal growth and empowerment at Lake Brunner. Koru NZ focus on teaching people how to self heal and connect to their higher self.

Learn more
Grey District
See & Do
On yer bike.PNG On Yer Bike!

Action packed off road adventures for all ages through 300 acres of West Coast rainforest and farm.

$125-$240
Learn more
Grey District
See & Do
Paparoa Track Paparoa Track and Pike29 Memorial Track

The Paparoa Track is New Zealand’s 10th Great Walk. It travels through the spectacular limestone landscapes and luxuriant forests of Paparoa National Park, custom-built for both mountain biking and hiking.

Learn more
Grey District
Accommodation
Coleraine Greymouth Coleraine Greymouth

Welcome to the Central West Coast and to Coleraine where we provide for discerning travellers who are seeking quality accommodation without excessive expense.

$165 - $295
Learn more
Grey District
See & Do
Garth Wilson Jade Garth Wilson Jade

If you want a special piece of authentic Māori pounamu (jade or greenstone) then come and visit Garth in his studio/gallery.

$30 - $10,000
Learn more
Grey District
Towns, Places & Info centres
Greymouth i-Site 2018 Greymouth i-SITE

The Station Souvenir & Gift Shop is situated in the Railway Station along with the Greymouth i-SITE.

Learn more