Lignite Pit Scenic Stop
Lignite Pit Scenic Stop is a disused lignite mine, which has been transformed into a 16 acre lakeside garden, featuring walls of lignite and retaining the original pit shape. A waterfall flows over the wall of the pit, while board walks and bridges link the circuits together. Soak up the peacefulness. Relax at resting stops within the gardens.
Appreciate the historical mining aspect. Feed the swans and ducks on their journey. Overlooking the lake is the café, which also holds historical information, giftware, mural and artworks.
A great place for garden clubs or any club, people from retirement villages or rest homes, for a group day out. An ideal place for an outdoor wedding ceremony. A must see for your Catlins Scenic tour.
A Hidden Treasure
Innovation Environmental Award Winner
· Lakeside café and giftware
· 16 acres of water and gardens
· Historic relics and written history
· Workman’s single hut museum and workshop
· Private environmental wildlife project
· Wedding venue and covered gardens
· Photo venue
· New farm forestry plantings
· Motorised guided tours
· Campervan overnight parking
The café is built to overlook the lake and its gardens. You will be greeted with southern country hospitality, Espresso coffee, Devonshire teas and a selection of food.
Read all about the history and some of their life story illustrated on the wall of the dining area.