Invincible mine - Berdans
Image: Anna Morley | DOC 


Built by miners in the 1880s, the Invincible Gold Mine Track is an uphill walk that offers wonderful views of the Rees Valley and Mt Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi.

Track overview

Return via same track

Walking and tramping

3 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Invincible Gold Mine Track.
View into the Rees Valley

Part of the Otago Goldfields Park, this uphill walk gives you wonderful views of the Rees Valley and Mt Earnslaw / Pikirakatahi. Remains of the water wheel and a unique set of seven berdans - the large, slowly revolving cast iron bowls in which the ore was ground - are also visible. Miners built the track in the early 1880s.

Getting there

30 minutes drive up Rees Valley Road from Glenorchy. The road is gravel with fords.


Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Address:   50 Stanley Street
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