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West Coast Rail Trail

The Londonderry Rock Walk

A short walk along the Kapitea water channel will take you to Londonderry Rock (signposted). This enormous 4000 tonne 'glacial erratic' was dislodged by miners while sluicing for gold. Local legend has it that when it was dislodged from its position it caused earthquake-like shudders that it stopped the clock in the post office! Londonderry Rock can also be reached via the cycle trail (watch for the signpost) from Kumara township. You will notice on This section of the cycle trail takes you past the peculiar gold rush era 'tailings'.

8 Whall St, Greymouth, West Coast, South Island, NZ