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Bannockburn Sluicings Walks

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Good walk

Interesting walk. We went during the middle of rabbit culling (by vineyard owners?) so the area did... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robert S
Adelaide, Australia
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Walking Through History

A really wonderful, but not too difficult walk. To think this was once a thriving and busy gold... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Felton Road, Cromwell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting walk. We went during the middle of rabbit culling (by vineyard owners?) so the area did stink. Interesting caves. Interesting walking tracks and interesting history.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really wonderful, but not too difficult walk. To think this was once a thriving and busy gold mining area is amazing!

Thank beanieburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a typical gold mining area where the "rocks" are so soft that miners pumped high pressure water to form the "sluicings" in order to find gold faster. These formations look like crazy cliffs and are worthed a visit. In addition you can visit...More

Thank paherranz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this walk, did the loop track which took around the one and a half hours as expected with plenty of time for photos and enjoying the landforms and views. There were a number of alternate pathways that one could do. The hillsides were covered...More

Thank 120Petunia
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Bannockburn is my 'home town'. In fact my parents still live there. So we have done this many times, and thoroughly enjoy it. In fact I think we see something different every time we go! A must do if you're in the area.

Thank Breath1070
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Travelling with a dog in NZ can be tricky but this place was dog and people heaven. Really interesting interpretation boards, great for the dog and the man-made scenery is mind boggling. Stories of gold rush and the number of people that came here made...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Bit of a hike up to the Stewart town orchard with a run down cottage but well worth it. Caves on way up that chinese used to lie in. Take a torch. Fantastic views.

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this walk! So different scenery was not like nz! Like something out of an old western movie. The signs were very informative and made the walk interesting, as we could imagine how it used to look. A short walk (a littel over an...More

Thank rebecca s
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is one of the most interesting and informative walks around. Take yourself back to the heady days of the 1860's gold rush and imagine your self as a prospector, or even more a successful water merchant. Take the small detour to the flushing dam...More

Thank OtagoNZRider
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We walked here at lunch on a relatively hot day - it felt like summer. Take a hat, sunscreen and water - while the walk is easy it is quite hot when the sky is blue. There are not many people on this walk which...More

Thank natc123
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