Coal Creek Falls


Coal Creek Falls

A wide, 7-meters high waterfall, Coal Creek Falls is located in the rural area, Waterfallsin 10-minutes drive away from Greymouth. This waterfall is included into New ZealandWaterfall's list due to an easy access, unique beauty and a good swimming spot.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 42° 24.567 E 171° 16.227
Parking: Ballance St, Runanga
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 1hr 

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 7m Type of the waterfall: Fan



Walking and driving instructions


Coal Creek Falls is roughly a 10-minutes drive away from Greymouth. The road surface is always sealed.

From Greymouth take SH-6 northbound, then in Runanga turn right onto Seddon St. Turn right onto Ballance St and drive up to the end of the street where you will find a parking without any facilities there.

A 1-hour return Coal Creek Falls Track goes to the waterfall's base. The track is relatively easy, no climbing required, but unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs.

The waterfall is a very popular among locals, and it’s a very popular swimming spot in the area.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Greymouth is a small city which offers a lot of different attractions starting from a quad bike and finishing by Shantytown. 


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