Learn how to set off a shot blast in an underground mine!

The Denniston Experience . A short train ride through the Waimangaroa Gorge into one of the oldest underground mines at Denniston. Hew coal,clip a coal tub and and let of a shot blast! Audio visuals and holograms bring the whole era to life.

denniston the train


Underworld Rafting –

Float through the glow worm caves in the Nile River



Learn to Surf a Wild West Coast Beach at Tauranga Bay .

A qualified surfing instructor will have you up on the board in no time



Seal Colony at Cape Foulwind /Tauranga Bay.

A spectacular cliff top walk is the highlight – you can make it as long (up to 1.5 hours) or as short as you like and see the seals at the colony along the way. Wekas are in abundance here offering lots of photo  opportunities. At  night you may be luck to see Blue Penguins come ashore at dusk.


Cape Foulwind Comp Paddling Poolseal on rock wet-508



Coaltown Museum is worth a visit –

A recently opened modern museum with bright and colourful displays bringing to life local history and heritage.

And of course you may need to have an extra night at Birds Ferry Lodge just to fit it all in!

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