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.
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 $160-$170 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.
Trampers transport to all tracks in the northern part of the South Island, including Kahurangi Park, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman. For all numbers of persons we can pick up by 4WD from accommodation or airport anytime of day to one or both ends of tracks including: Heaphy, Tablelands, Wangapeka, the Cobb Valley, and the Leslie Karamea.
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Dr Jeckll & Mr Hyde - Mystery Theatre
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Where: Art Hotel Westport, Westport, Buller
Address: 10 Brougham Street, Westport, Buller
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 29th November 2023
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
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A magical evening of visioning and sound. A sonic exploration featuring didgeridoos, frame drum, taos drum, flutes, shells, stones, leaves, voice and orchestral elements. This powerful experience is like a soundtrack ...
Where: Kumara Memorial Hall, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 58 Seddon Street, Kumara, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
To: 9:30pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
Che Fu & King Kapisi As Hedlok / Hokitika
By Hoki! Hip-hop legends to put Hokitika in Hedlok Che Fu & King Kapisi as Hedlok With support from The Nomad Hokitika's Regent Theatre Dec 10th 7-10pm Tickets from Regent Theatre, Hokitika Lions Club of ...
Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
Cancer and Cartwheels
A comedy show about cartwheels, cancer eviction, and Bad and Better wigs. A show about life. Jo was always good at cartwheels. It was her thing. In 1981, Jo did a cart-wheel-a-thon for Telethon. She was that good. In ...
Where: Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 11 Revell Street, Hokitika, Westland
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th January 2024
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 24th January 2024
Westport Gypsy Fair
The Annual Gypsy Fair returns to Westport Trotting Club, Derby St Westport. The travelling fair has been going for over 30+ years across the North and South Islands of NZ. Come and check out the funky stalls and some of ...
Where: Westport Trotting Club, Westport, Buller
Address: 15 Derby St, Westport, Buller
From: 9:00am on Saturday 2nd March 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024
Greymouth Gypsy Fair 2024
The Annual Gypsy Fair returns to Karoro Domain, Greymouth. The travelling fair has been going for over 30+ years across the North and South Islands of NZ. Come and check out the funky stalls and some of our cool ...
Where: Karoro Domain, Greymouth, Grey
Address: Miro Street, Greymouth, Grey
From: 9:00am on Saturday 9th March 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 10th March 2024
International Conference on Craniofacial Surgery
The Craniofacial Surgery Conference is the premier global event where leading medical professionals and experts convene annually to advance the field. It's a hub of innovation, uniting surgeons, researchers, and ...
Where: Millennium Hotel Paris Charles De Gaulle, Ross, West Coast
Address: Allee du Verger Roissy, Paris, France- 95700.
From: 9:00am on Thursday 21st March 2024
To: 6:00pm on Friday 22nd March 2024