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

Walking and tramping

3 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


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
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Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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