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Nomad Safaris - Macetown 4WD Adventure

A true “4x4” off road adventure which explores the historic gold mining town of Macetown.

Highlights

  • Thrilling off road adventure
  • Unique way to discover the historic Macetown
  • Try your hand at gold panning
  • Knowledgeable guides

Long since abandoned after the gold rush, Macetown has now been transformed into a Department of Conservation reserve. Experience the narrow, rugged road in the safety of a Nomad Safaris 4WD vehicle. Crossing the Arrow River some 25 times each way.

Immerse yourself in the history of this fascinating region by panning for gold while our knowledgeable guides describe the hardship and exhilaration these miners faced.

The Macetown 4WD tour departs from Queenstown heading out via the picturesque town of Arrowtown. Pass the historic Chines Settlers Village and the filming location of the “Ford of Bruinen” in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Once in Macetown explore the remains of the township including a restored bakery, stone cottage and the only stamping battery with an iron frame in Otago.

Make your way back to Arrowtown along the Macetown Track. Try your hand at gold panning in the Arrow River as our guides teach you the techniques to pan for gold and feel the excitement that drew many people to this area during the gold rush of the 1800s.

 

Adult $340.00
Child $225.00

What's included

  • 4.5 hour 4WD tour
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Light refreshments
  • Queenstown transfers

Notes

  • Conditions: Please note minimum numbers apply - trips confirmed with 2 or more passengers, 4 passengers on NZ public holidays.

    Pick up: 8.00am for morning departures and 1.30pm for afternoon departures from Info & Track/Snow Centre (37 Shotover Street). Pick up from some Queenstown accommodation may be available; please advise and reconfirm.

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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