Serpentine water wheel and battery
Image: DOC


Serpentine is a spectacular and well-preserved mining area on the Rough Ridge mountains. Good 4WD conditions are necessary or it's an all-day walk or mountain bike ride.


This significant and isolated scenic reserve has a feeling of remoteness. It shows many of the gold extraction technologies of the 19th century: a stamper battery, water wheel and church.

It became known as the Serpentine, after the winding path of nearby Waimonga Creek.

Find things to do and places to stay Serpentine Scenic Reserve


Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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