The region prospered on the basis of Central Otago gold in the 19th century, and today there still remain many fine old buildings that are a legacy of those times.
Easily Accessible From The Trail
Constructed between 1879 and 1880, this attractive structure is a characteristic example of Central Otago suspension bridges with schist masonry towers.
Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead is the former home and engineering works of the gifted inventor Earnest Hayes and his family.
Golden Progress Mine
The Golden Progress mine was worked by three lignite-fired boilers, two for the Poppet Head to drive the winding gear and one to drive the battery further down the g…
Ophir Post Office
Ophir's wealth can be measured in heritage buildings – especially the Ophir Post and Telegraph Office, which is the longest running Post Office in the country.
The oldest continuously trading store in New Zealand – you can buy goods here, but it is also like a “living museum”.
If You Have A Little More Time
Located within Oteake Conservation Park, Buster Diggings is a spectacular sculptural landform created by alluvial gold mining and was once New Zealand’s highest alti…
A tangible link with goldmining - Mitchells Cottage is one of the best surviving examples of the stonemason's craft in New Zealand.