West Coast - Seddonville
Seddonville is an area on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. The Old Ghost Road trail finishes here at the Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge where the mouth of the Mokihinui River leads out to the Tasman Sea. The settlement is lightly populated and known for the historical role it played in New Zealand's coal mining industry. Located about 50km north of Westport in the Northern Buller Region, Seddonville is surrounded by native bush, mountains and wilderness. One end of the Charming Creek Walkway is located at Seddonville. Seddonville was named in honour of the legendary Liberal Premier Richard Seddon. It was also the site of an early experiment in state socialism – New Zealand’s first state-owned coal mine opened there in 1903. more
When the name was chosen in 1893 Seddon joked that he hoped the town would prosper, as he wouldn’t want his name to be associated with failure. ‘King Dick’ didn’t get his wish: the mine struggled and was closed in 1914, eight years after his death.
Later in the 20th century the Seddonville area became a centre for private and co-operative mines, and hydraulic mining technology was pioneered there. But due to its exceptionally high sulfur content, Seddonville coal became difficult to sell. Mining ceased in the 1990s, and only a small community remains. The main reminders of the area’s mining heritage are the Chasm Creek and Charming Creek walkways, both of which follow abandoned railway lines.
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Mobile-friendly - Get your Hire Bikes, hard tail or full suspension, from the people who service and ride bikes. With a good number of full /multi-day rides in and around Westport such as Old Ghost Road , Denniston Plateau, Charming Creek, Heaphy Track, Paparoa and Pike 29 Track. We offer a shuttle service as well as service workshop and Retail shop.
Mobile-friendly - ORIGINAL SHUTTLE AND RELOCATION PROVIDERS FOR THE OGR. Recognised SPECIALISTS in VEHICLE RELOCATION, from $140-$160 incl. Lock boxes at both ends, free secure fenced parking in Seddonville for ultimate peace of mind. SHUTTLES run on demand to suit you. For any size group our competitive pricing structure will not be beaten. Check our website for prices and customer reviews.
Mobile-friendly - The Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge is managed by the Charitable Trust that operates The Old Ghost Road. From the front deck you can just about cast a fishing line into the mighty Mokihinui River. From each room, the jagged edge of the Glasgow Range silhouettes an untouched sky. Any direction you listen or look, you're immersed in native wilderness.
Mobile-friendly - Surrounded by majestic mountain ramparts and bush covered hills, the historic township of Seddonville is a mere 30 minutes scenic drive north of Westport - halfway to Karamea. Gateways to The Old Ghost Road and Charming Creek walkways & cycleways. Seddonville Hotel features 6 comfortable motel units, full bar facilities, meals, snacks, and hot and cold drinks.
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Into the West... A Vocal Journey
Back by popular demand… The Vocal Collective, formerly Christchurch Pops Choir, returns to Hokitika once more to thrill, entertain, and bring joy to the West Coast. Featuring music of well known artists of yesterday ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 3rd August 2019
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 3rd August 2019
AOTNZ tour. I’m dreaming hours down to minutes…” In 1913 Annie enters the remote mountains of Kahurangi National Park to live a hidden life with her lover Henry Chaffey and stays there for 40 years. 40 years ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 18th August 2019
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 18th August 2019
Emma G - Together We Rise
The magic of fear is: learning to rise again - breaking the walls we've built in our minds - the magic of love is: together we rise Monsoon Bar & Restaurant is proud to feature Kiwi born, now turned US ...
Where: Monsoon Bar, Franz Josef, Westland
Address: Cron St, Franz Josef, Westland
From: 8:00pm on Sunday 1st September 2019
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 1st September 2019
Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue
If you’re reading this notice, then you’ve been drawn to my seminar event for a very special reason. I have been told that the universe certainly works in mysterious ways, and we are often guided to certain people ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Cnr Mackay & Herbert Sts, Greymouth, Grey
From: 7:00pm on Friday 13th September 2019
To: 10:00pm on Friday 13th September 2019
Wool On Wheels Pop Up
Do you love a good yarn? So do we! All the variety of a major yarn market in one room so you can squish to your heart's delight. This is your annual opportunity to browse an amazing selection of artisan yarns, ...
Where: New Coasters, Greymouth, Grey
Address: 38 Albert St, Greymouth, Grey
From: 4:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
To: 7:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
Ride the Wilderness
Ride the Wilderness is a Mountain Bike Ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on Saturday 16th November 2019. This event gives riders the opportunity to see the West Coast beauty and in 2019 it will give you, all it ...
Where: Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre, Ross, Westland
Address: 4 Aylmer St, Ross, Westland
From: 8:00am on Saturday 16th November 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 16th November 2019
The Extravaganza Fair
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up!!! Welcome to Season 5 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something ...
Where: Karoro Domain, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Miro Street, Greymouth, Grey
From: 9:00am on Saturday 23rd November 2019
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 24th November 2019