High Country Experiences - Private Tour
Price from £474 per person
A BLACK Land Rover Discovery vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a half day High Country Experience tour. Choose from the following High Country Experiences:
Drive in comfort in the footsteps of the pioneers that dug the gold out of this harsh yet stunning landscape. The Shotover River rushes hundreds of feet below as the way winds along the single lane track deep into the mountains. See evidence of the labour all around you: abandoned gold dredges, rock tailings, water races and ruined dwellings. Try your hand at gold panning in what was once considered the richest gold bearing river in the world, while your guide brews up a welcome cup of billy tea accompanied by some tasty treats.
With around 30 river crossings involved in getting there, this is definitely "the road less travelled". The track follows the Arrow River through its narrower sections with multiple fords before you come out into the magnificent valley where Macetown once sat. A few ruins remain including a fully restored stamping battery that was used to crush the quartz rock that contained the gold. Your experienced guide will give you all the details of the fascinating history of the area. This is a true off road experience.
Tour concludes approximately 8 hours after commencement, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Months: Year Round
Days: Daily on demand
Duration: Half Day