Longwood Ranges became a major centre for gold mining from the mid 1860s to the 1950s. Historic water races in the area are reminders of the importance of water supply during the gold rush.

Racemen often lived alone in isolated environments, yet their jobs were critical to gold mining success. You can visit Port's and Martin's water races, and stay in historic Martin's Hut. 

Find things to do and places to stay Longwood Forest Conservation Area


Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   invercargill@doc.govt.nz
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address:   PO Box 743
Invercargill 9840
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