The path gently descends down to the Coal Creek valley though a mixed beech-podocarp forest.
The pool below the falls is a nice place to cool off with a swim in the hot summer months.
Take particular care to look out for underwater rocks and logs before jumping in.
From Greymouth follow SH6 northeast for 8 km to Runanga. Turn right down Seddon Street and right into Ballance Street. There is a carpark at the end of Ballance Street.
Source: Department of Conservation (Banner image: 'Coal Creek Falls' by Andrew E. Larsen / Creative Commons. Hero image: 'Greymouth - Coal Creek Falls' by Orion Kahza / Creative Commons)