Bendigo

The Bendigo goldfields were some of New Zealand’s most lucrative. Terrific fortunes were made here; and today it remains richly endowed with remnants of those backbreaking, golden days. The entrance to the Bendigo Historic Reserve is on the Bendigo Loop Road, about 20km from Cromwell on SH8. There are information panels in the car park at what was Welshtown and numerous walking tracks lead to the historic remains. Look out for mine shafts – there are particularly impressive ones above Aurora Creek with narrow roads linking them; the Matilda and Aurora batteries; water races; pipelines and the stone remains of Pengelly’s Hotel and at Logantown.

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Känuka Loop Track

This is a 10km clearly-marked loop track in the Bendigo area. It is recommended to allow 5hours to

Location: Thomson Gorge Rd, Bendigo 9383, New Zealand

Come in Time Battery Walk

This signposted walk near the Bendigo Historic Reserve takes you down to the mine entrances and the

Location: Bendigo, New Zealand