The SpaceThe cottage has been updated inside (photos to come). A modern bathroom, new heat pump, new oven, carpeted etc. Runanga is a great example of a old west coast mining village. There are two take away/convenience stores, a school with swimming pool available for public use out of school hours, and the Runanga Working Mens Club is around the corner. Feel free to go to the club for a drink (limited meals available at the weekend), great free pool and billiard tables, and also home to the West Coast Wall of Sporting Fame. Please go to the bar and ask to be signed in (A requirement of registered NZ clubs). Runanga is also home to the historic, heritage listed Runanga Miners Hall, currently undergoing restoration.
The Coal Creek Falls is a beautiful, easy walk with stunning photo opportunities. Rapahoe Beach and the north end of the Pt Elizabeth walkway is 3kms north, just the spot for sunset viewing. Punankaiki and its amazing rock formations is 40kms north, Lake Brunner is 40kms east, Greymouth is 7kms south, Hokitika and its pounamu carving, souvenir, and craft shops 40km south.
All around you are walks, longer hikes, bike trails, surf and river fishing, historical mining sites, surfing beaches, and wild wild water and bush. Guest AccessCoal Creek Falls Cottage was my home for three years before my husband and I ran away and joined The Extravaganza( a travelling fair, 32 fairs around NZ from late sept (internet search for itinerary) until late April. My lovely neighbours Iona and Craig look after the property for me, and Zoe, their daughter is the cleaner. They wont be around unless you have an issue with the cottage. The space is all yours. Pets ( dogs) are very welcome. Plenty of off street parking. Interaction with GuestsI will not be around at all but my lovely neighbours will be available for any issues. The NeighborhoodI love the wildness of the west coast. Runanga is a village with character, and characters! So much to see and do in the area, or just sit on the porch in the sun and relax. The walk to the Coal Creek Falls, and Rapahoe Beach are my two favourite spots on the coast. Perfect for dog walking. A huge choice within 40kms of activities. Getting AroundYou will need your own transport.