Old New Zealand

...Macetown...

Above: relics of the Gold Mining Era at Macetown


When gold was discovered in the Arrow River in 1962 a rush ensued resulting in the settlement of Macetown. The buildings are long gone but there are numerous abandonned quartz batteries and other relics of the gold mining era to be seen. The area is now a popular spot for hiking and weekend picnic excursions. Macetown can be accessed via the "Big Hill" walking track or along a 4WD road along the river valley from Arrowtown.

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