Introduction

This historic trail follows an old bridle path that transported coal to the gold mining dredges 1890s-1930s.

Track overview

10 km return via same track

Mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

About this track

Description

Lake Roxburgh Walkway.
Lake Roxburgh Walkway

Graveyard to Butchers Point - walking track

Butchers Point to Doctors Point - tramping track

Lake Roxburgh Walkway with view of the lake.
Lake Roxburgh Walkway with view of the lake

From Graveyard Gully this trail follows an old bridle path that transported coal to the gold mining dredges 1890s-1930s. There are historic tailings and Chinese miners shelters including Mary Lee's three room dwelling.

You can bike to Butchers Point, beyond Leaky Lodge the track becomes rough, less defined and exposed in some places.

Know before you go

Mineshafts and Tunnels: There are old and very deep mining shafts throughout this area. Extreme care must be taken and children closely supervised.

Weather extremes: Due to the harsh nature of the country and the threat of changeable conditions, care should be taken in this area. The climate can swing to either extreme in the course of a day. In winter the ranges are blanketed in snow, a complete contrast to the low humidity and very hot conditions of summer. Prepare for these extremes with suitable clothing, footwear and equipment.

Contacts

Kā Moana Haehae / Alexandra Office
Phone:   +64 3 440 2040
Email:   alexandra@doc.govt.nz
Address:   43 Dunstan Road
Alexandra 9320
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