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St Bathans Gold Mining Village

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Gold was discovered in St Bathans in 1860s.

Quick Facts

        • Location: South Island NZ
        • Distance: 2.00 kms
        • Time needed: 3 Hours
        • Difficulty: Very Easy
        • Wheelchair Access: Yes
        • Route: Round Trip
        • Elevation: 580m
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: Yes
        • Dogs: Leash only
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • Track Highlights


  • Track Quality


  • Hazards

    The old Historic Pub

  • Transport


  • Water

    Try the Pub

  • Driving Instructions


  • Shops or Restaurants nearby


  • Area & Track History

    Gold was discovered in St Bathans in 1860s.
    Walk around the historic town then drive down to the blue Lake and take a look at the old gold miners working which is now a great lake for swimming and boating. The whole St Bathans town is a registered historic place

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  • Map location of St Bathans Gold Mining Village

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: St Bathans

There is only a pub there and no shop. we heard so much about St Bathans we had to take the long way around to Ranfurly.
It was a little disappointing after calling into other gold mining towns in the south Island. there was no craft shops ECT

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Contact info

1680 Loop Road, St Bathans 9386, New Zealand

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