There are a number of local attractions nearby to Miners on Sea:
Granity Museum is well worth a visit to get a feel of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in Granity and surrounds. See the Marion shovel parts mounted outside.
The old coke ovens and Millerton incline are close by.
The mighty Denniston Plateau is very close with its active visitor experience – a must see.
The Old Ghost Road from Lyell to Seddonville which is the longest grade 4 cycle track in NZ is proving to be a hit. Think of taking a helicopter up to Ghost Lake if you are not up to the walk or cycle. How is it described — “fabulous!”
The Charming Creek walkway covers the old railway used for coal and timber is well worth the walk (choose either the full walk or part walk). Also used by mountain bikers after coming off Old Ghost Road emerging a couple of kms from us.
Millerton on the hill behind us has numerous areas of interest and walks with some ‘to die for’ views.
Stockton mine is now an open cast mine of national significance, but can only be accessed by the official mine tour – which is well worth the effort.
Further afield are the settlements of Mokihinui, Seddonville and Karamea which is a delightful drive, and the limestone arches and caves of Oparara are a real treat. Some neat walks here plus guided cave trips.
The Heaphy Track commences at Karamea for a walk or mountain bike (in season) over to Collingwood, however for those less adventurous the first hour or two of the track is very rewarding Scotts beach and the Nikau Palms.
"How amazing -- ending the day in this very hospitable part of the country whilst eating great food at Tommy Knockers watching the sun go down."