Bannockburn Sluicings
Image: Jaime Apolonio | Creative Commons



This vanished landscape is New Zealand’s own wild west: The Bannockburn Sluicings are the scarred landscapes of a short-lived goldmining era.

A desert made by water, large scale water blasting left a landscape transformed by humankind’s pursuit of possibility. 

Visit the remains of the dams, water races, rock tailings and caves left untouched since the last of the goldminers. This spectacular man-made landscape that can be explored on foot or bike via various tracks. 

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Tohu Whenua are the places that have shaped Aotearoa New Zealand. Located in stunning landscapes and rich with stories, they offer some of our best heritage experiences.

3.5 km loop

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

Dog access


Wānaka Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 443 7660
Address 1 Ballantyne Road
Wānaka 9305
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