Monday, May 15, 2017


The 4th day of our holiday dawned fine.  We checked out of our hotel and went to the Coaltown Museum in Westport.  This was one of the best small museums that I have been to.  Having been to the Denniston Plateau the previous day made it even more interesting.  There was a simulated underground mine and different videos playing on life on the plateau.  We spent a while there and then headed for Karamea.

As it was such a good day and we were passing the road to the plateau a head count was taken as to who would like to go back up to see the plateau on a good day.  The ayes were well in the majority and so we headed back up to the plateau.  It was amazing the difference a day made as far as the view was concerned.


  1. Looks like a really fine day, and from what I remember that is a very steep gradient, How did you get to the top? Hope you had a great weekend up North.


  2. there is now a road - very winding - I just googled it from the main road at Waimngaroa and it is 8.6 km 14 minutes and extremely winding.

    1. and yes, it was another great weekend. Wind colder than the previous one so we chose the right one for the wedding!!!


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