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You can explore Bannockburn township and see the historic Bannockburn Post Office, visit the local pub or one of the wineries. You can also explore the walking and mountain bike tracks that pass through the historical landscape.
From Bannockburn, there are many 4WD, or longer walks or mountain bike trips. You can visit the Australian Water Wheel in the Carrick Range, or explore Carrick Town, or 4WD through the Nevis Valley to Garston.
Explore the historic township and see the historic Bannockburn Post Office.
Bannockburn provides access to the nearby Nevis Historical relics on the Nevis RdValley (a public road) that offers a scenic 4WD or mountain bike experience.
The Nevis road travels from Bannockburn through to Garston. The road initially climbs up and travels along a tussock ridge before dropping down to the Nevis Crossing and Schoolhouse Terrace. Travel continues through a gorge to the upper Nevis, climbs over a relatively low saddle (1090 m) before descending to Garston.
The 4WD track has 31 river crossings and has great scenery with views of the Hector and Remarkable ranges. Historical relics can be found along the Nevis road and up most of the Nevis river tributaries.
Travel 6km south through Cromwell, and cross Lake Dunstan to get to Bannockburn.
Bannockburn gets incredibly hot in the summer. It is a good idea to take some water with you on any walks.