Serpentine water wheel and battery
Image: DOC

Introduction

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.

Highlights

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

Contacts

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Office
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Email:   wanakavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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