Stewart Town house front
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Bannockburn a historic town established in 1858. There are fantastic walks and mountain biking that explores the historical gold mining relics, scenic picnic spots and also a cafe and wine tasting at the local vineyards.


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.

Place overview


  • Four wheel driving
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

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About track difficulties
About track difficulties

Historic sightseeing

Explore the historic township and see the historic Bannockburn Post Office.

Four wheel driving

Bannockburn provides access to the nearby Nevis Historical relics on the Nevis Rd.
Historical relics on the Nevis Rd
Valley (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.

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    About this place

    Getting there

    Travel 6km south through Cromwell, and cross Lake Dunstan to get to Bannockburn.

    Know before you go

    Bannockburn gets incredibly hot in the summer. It is a good idea to take some water with you on any walks.


    Kā Moana Haehae / Alexandra Office
    Phone:   +64 3 440 2040
    Address:   43 Dunstan Road
    Alexandra 9320
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