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Lake Brunner + Mine

Lake Brunner

Explore the West Coast with this tour to Lake Brunner, a glacial feed rainforest lake and to Brunner Mine Site, a historic mining area.

Brunner Mine Site

On this tour you will visit the Historic Brunner Mine Site, a place of historical significance on the West Coast.

Brunner Suspension Footbridge

Brunner suspension footbridge spans the Grey River, linking both sides of the mine site. This site was one of the country’s earliest industrial sites where coal was mined and coke, firebricks and other products manufactured from the 1860’s until the 1940’s. The area is well interpreted with a short walk around the historic coke ovens, brick factory and remains of the tunnel entrances.

Rakaitane Track

With a multiple choice of walking tracks in the Lake Brunner area, our Explore West Coast guide will guide you across the swing bridge giving you views of the Arnold river and a short 30 – 45 minute loop track around native bush with bird song. Spend time down on the lake shore and then a drive around the village taking in more of the views on offer. 

Lunch at Kingfisher Restaurant and Bar 

Enjoy a meal at the Hotel Lake Brunner, Kingfisher Restaurant and Bar while overlooking the views of Lake Brunner. Kingfisher restaurant offers a warm fire on cooler days or sit on the deck in the sun! Select your meals from the extensive menu. The restaurant is fully licensed offering  a wide range of New Zealand wines and craft beers, spirits, coffees and tea’s. 

This tour departs from central Greymouth accommodation and the Greymouth Railway Station and Visitor Information Centre in the morning or afternoon. Bookings are essential.

Allow 3 to 4 hours.

Child age 14 and under, children must be accompanied by a paying adult.



Tour Info

Tour info – Report 15 minutes prior to departure time. If you need to amend or cancel the booking reservation please advise Explore West Coast without delay.

Vouchers are subject to the regulations and bylaws of the respective operators to whom they are issued and are valid for the services as detailed on the vouchers. All terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Within the result of you not being able to make our tour please see the below information on cancellation here at Explore West Coast.

Change of date or holding of booking upto 24 hours before travel.

Any booking canceled within 72 hours to 24 hours before travel will result in a refund minus 10% booking fee. 

Within 24 hours before travel no refund will be given.

Full refund for any booking canceled outside of the 72 hour cut off period.

This policy also stands in the situation of COVID level alert change which affects the tour operation or the lockdown of a region the customer is traveling from and in which case a change of date or hold of booking will be offered within the 24 hour period. 


Adult 159  Child 75 
3 Hours
Lake Brunner + Mine

Lake Brunner

Lake Brunner + Mine

Brunner Mine

Lake Brunner + Mine

Brunner suspension footbridge

Explore West Coast

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