Historic cottage at St Bathans
Image: Julia Wells | Creative Commons



St Bathans township lies at the base of the eastern side of the southern spur of the St Bathans Range. The town allows you to step back in time to the gold mining days.

St Bathans was established in 1863 to service gold mines durng the gold rush and is full of history. You can learn about the area's mining history, see historic buildings and walk around the scenic Blue Lake. 

St Bathans is a popular side trip from the Otago Central Rail Trail. 

Find things to do and places to stay St Bathans area


Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 443 7660
Email wanakavc@doc.govt.nz
Address 1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
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