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Premium Tour, Travel The Old Gold Trail (Hold the nuggets in your hand)


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• Departs 8.00am returns 12.00pm Daily (Allow 4 Hours)
• Tour Available in English, Spanish and Mandarin 

Join us on a journey like no other, our fully equipped 4WD all-terrain vehicle can handle any conditions. Spend the morning on The Old Gold Trail to discover Central Otago’s rich history. Your driver will take you off road along rugged 4WD farm tracks to a traditional high country New Zealand farm. As you climb up the mountains, you will see stunning sights of Lake Dunstan. Our GPS headsets have in depth commentary and will provide you with stories hundreds of years old from early settlers and teach you about historic farming from this area. Sit back and relax as you drive through the Central Otago wine region and pass the Kawarau Gorge on your way to Old Cromwell Town. Wander the historic streets as the town is bought to life with your themed headsets available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

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Stop At: Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown New Zealand

Take a short walk through the historic mining settlement of Arrowtown

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kawarau Gorge 9384, New Zealand

Take in the breathtaking scenic drive through the Kawarau Gorge as we make our way into Central Otago

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Goldfields Mining Centre, 803 Kawarau Gorge Rd State Highway 6, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand

Discover the history surrounding the rivers, Shotover, Kawarau and Clutha of Central Otago as we sit down for an informative talk with our local guide to discover the hidden gems of this famous Gold Mining era.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bannockburn, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago, Otago Region, South Island

Travel to Bannockburn where you can see remains from the Gold Rush in Central Otago, now a large wine producing area.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Dunstan, Otago 9383, New Zealand

Travel to Lake Dunstan, before the man-made lake was formed this is the site of one of the largest Gold Strikes in Central Otago during the Gold Rush ear.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Shotover River, Otago 9371, New Zealand

See the Famous Shotover River

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
  • Transport by air-conditioned
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • WIFI
  • Multilingual Themed Headsets
  • Plenty Photo Opportunities
  • Entry/Admission - Goldfields Mining Centre

  • Lunch

Departure Point
11 Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time
8:00 AM

4 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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