Kids on a rock at Flat Top Hill
Image: Trudy Anderson | DOC


Grab your lizard goggles and climb some rocks, spy some bugs and soak up the sun at one of the driest places in New Zealand.
  • Discover stone huts, gold tailings and stories of the past.
  • Walk across Butchers Dam with water falling down from under your feet.
  • Spot lizards, bugs, birds and plants that are uniquely Central Otago.
  • Look down on Butchers reservoir, the Alexandra basin and across at 5 mountain ranges.

Get ready

Download the Flat Top Hill adventure map (PDF, 1,619K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Flat Top Hill is 6 km south of Alexandra, off SH 8 by Butchers Dam.  

Claim your reward

Tell us the Flat Top Hill code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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