Quartz Reef Point Walk

LocationsCromwell, Tarras

The walk starts at the Quartz Reef Point carpark beside the Cromwell-Lindis Pass Highway, by Lake Dunstan, between Cromwell and Tarras.
From the carpark, cross the road and and follow the marker poles to the right. This is through private property. At the top of the rise there’s a gate into the historic reserve and the track leads to a viewing platform. From here there are views of the tailings and over to Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and the Pisa Range
These virtually pristine remains are the result of ground sluicing; channeling water to the head of a claim and flooding the working face. Larger stones and rocks were removed and stacked, row after row in a herring bone pattern. The washed material was then directed or shoveled to a sluice channel to separate the gold from the gravel.
This is an easy 30 minute return walk.