BULLER COALFIELDS
the Iron Bridge mine entrance
Iron Bridge mine entrance 1887 approx
The Buller Coalfields Heritage trail
This 120 km return route will lead you through places which have been important to the regions number one industry.
These places range from coal towns and mines to downstream industries and transport facilities - some still working, others long abandoned.
There are dramatic landscapes and stunning views from altitudes of 600m and more.
The basic trail can be covered comfortably in a family car and may be joined or left at various points.
There are 10 stopping places all offering the chance to look and learn from displays or visitor centers.
Some places offer walking opportunities differing from a few minutes to several hours.
People who want to absolutely do everything will find a variety of good accommodation on the way.
It is advisable to get up to date information before starting the trail at the Westport Information Center. 
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