Mokihinui Rex (C4)

Mokihinui River and the shipwreck of the SS Lawrence and a trainwreck along the Chasm Creek track, West Coast New Zealand.

GPS shipwreck SS Lawrence:  -41.523189° 171.935014

GPS Trainwreck: -41.543438° 171.976528°

Some history of the Mokihinui/Seddonville area: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/seddonville/coal-discovery

Mokihinui Wrecks overview

Mokihinui Wrecks overview

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Mid-tide waves washing over the SS Lawrence.

Mid-tide waves washing over the SS Lawrence (2/2013 photo).

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Info page about the shipwreck SS Lawrence, posted on the wall of the Mokihinui pub.

Info page about the shipwreck SS Lawrence, posted on the wall of the Mokihinui pub.

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Mid-tide at the wreck of the SS Lawrence, Mokihinui.

Mid-tide at the wreck of the SS Lawrence, Mokihinui.

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1891 shipwreck of the SS Lawrence

1891 shipwreck of the SS Lawrence

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Shipwreck SS Lawrence at low tide on Mokihinui beach.

Shipwreck SS Lawrence at low tide on Mokihinui beach. (2013 photo)

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The 1891 shipwreck of the SS Lawrence on Mokihinui Beach New Zealand.

The 1891 shipwreck of the SS Lawrence on Mokihinui Beach New Zealand.

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The HUGE boiler of the SS Lawrence shipwreck at Mokihinui.

The HUGE boiler of the SS Lawrence shipwreck at Mokihinui.

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Mokihinui Beach and the shipwreck.

Mokihinui Beach and the shipwreck.

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Mokihinui River mouth looking inland.

Mokihinui River mouth looking inland.

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Chasm Creek Walkway:

Signed start of the Chasm Creek Walkway.

Signed start of the Chasm Creek Walkway.

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Historic abandoned railroad tunnel along the Chasm Creek walkway.

Historic abandoned railroad tunnel along the Chasm Creek walkway.

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Delapidated bridge along the Chasm Creek walkway.

Delapidated bridge along the Chasm Creek walkway.

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Nice views of the Mokihinui River from the Chasm Creek Walkway.

Nice views of the Mokihinui River from the Chasm Creek Walkway.

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The mysterious train wreck in the Mokihinui River at Chasm Creek.

The mysterious train wreck in the Mokihinui River at Chasm Creek.

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A huge boulder that has fallen into the train wreckage above the Mokihinui.

A huge boulder that has fallen into the train wreckage above the Mokihinui.

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Eroded train cars under the Mokihinui River along the Chasm Creek walkway.

Eroded train cars under the Mokihinui River along the Chasm Creek walkway.

Eroded train cars under the Mokihinui River along the Chasm Creek walkway.

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4 Responses to “Mokihinui Rex (C4)”

  1. Alysha Rowe Says:

    Gorgeous photos

  2. Nick Hurley Says:

    Unfortunately as of mid January 2017 the train wreck is no longer visible. A land slip had blocked the entrance of the train tunnel and the rubble has been pushed down the river bank covering the entire wreck.

    • curiousgorgeguidebook Says:

      Damn!Thanks for the head’s up, both for myself and for anyone who goes to look for the wreck before I get to changing the entry in the book!

  3. Sarah Says:

    The Chasm Creek walkway is now closes for safety reasons and they don’t know if it will ever reopen. Rocks are falling from the bridge when cars drive on it. It’s possible to enquire with Gentle Annie campground to check if it’s fixed. Very nice campsite infront of the beach.

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