Lyell, New Zealand

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Lyell is located in West Coast
Coordinates: 41°47′49″S 172°2′54″E / 41.79694°S 172.04833°E / -41.79694; 172.04833Coordinates: 41°47′49″S 172°2′54″E / 41.79694°S 172.04833°E / -41.79694; 172.04833
Country New Zealand
Region West Coast
District Buller District

Lyell is the site of a historic gold mining town in the Buller Gorge in the South Island of New Zealand. It lies on State Highway 6.

The location is now a campsite maintained by the Department of Conservation. None of the original buildings remain but a track from the campsite leads to a cemetery and an old stamping battery.

The gold rush in Lyell was in 1862.

External links

  • Media related to Lyell, New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons
  • The Highs and Lows of Lyell The Prow: Stories of People and Places in Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand.
  • Lyell Walks Information on historic walking/cycling trails from the Department of Conservation, NZ.

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