The Denniston Experience is a unique, interactive underground tour into an historic coal mine at Denniston, north of Westport.
Take a train ride along the spectacular Waimangaroa Gorge, over the 'Banbury Arches' and uphill into this 1880's coal mine.
Advanced audio and visuals simulate how an old mine ran. Have a go at your allocated mining job; shovelling coal, erecting pit props, hewing coal...
A ghostly hologram tells the harsh story of 'life on the hill'.
After the tour explore the Denniston Incline; an engineering marvel for it's time, taking coal 2000 feet from the plateau to the plains below. Loads of informative panels explain all aspects of this isolated place.
Limited seating so booking is required.