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Orepuki (Crumbling Cliffs) had its beginnings adjacent to the beach at Monkey Island in 1886.

In 30 years the original settlement was moved twice to suit the phases of gold mining, coal mining, sawmilling and shale works. The rail link from Riverton was completed in 1885 to where the present township is situated. Explore the streets of this historic town.

Women West of the Longwoods
The cairn was erected to honour and commemorate "Women West of the Longwoods" in 1997. The cairn, built of stone sourced from the surrounding areas, has an attractive rugged appearance, denoting the character and tenacity of the residents.
The memorial aims to recall the dauntless fortitude of women who were the pathfinders for what we enjoy today. We invite you all to view this creation and let your hearts be stirrred in remembrance.


Half a kilometre from Orepuki lies the Gemstone Beach - beautiful, wild and fascinating, A few hours beach combing could easily yield gems such as hydrogrossular, jasper, fossil worm casts and the elusive sapphire.



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