Blue Lake walks: Walking and tramping in St Bathans area

Blue Lake, St Bathans
Image: Shellie Evans ©


Enjoy one of the walks around historic, man-made Blue Lake in St Bathans and view sluicings and gold mining remains.

Track overview


Walking and tramping

30 min to 1 hr Easiest: Short walk
Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this track


Blue Lake Loop Track

Time: 30 min loop track

This 2 km loop track encircles the historic, man-made lake. It's a great opportunity to walk past old sluicings and the remnants of the goldmining equipment that was used here - machinery that literally converted Kildare Hill into a lake.

Experience the conditions that the miners had to work in: searing hot summers and freezing cold winters. See St Bathans and Blue Lake.

Around Blue Lake Loop Track

Time: 1 hr 30 min
Track category: Tramping track 

This tramping track offers spectacular views over Blue Lake and the township. 

St Bathans to Domain

Time: 30 min

This tramping track offers an off road route to the St Bathans Domain. 

Getting there

Turn off SH85 between Alexandra and Ranfurly to St Bathans and take St Bathans Loop Road. At the town go off the main street to the DOC carpark; the track is nearby.


Kā Moana Haehae / Alexandra Office
Phone:   +64 3 440 2040
Address:   43 Dunstan Road
Alexandra 9320
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