Most of the Bendigo Conservation Area is ‘wander at will’. There are numerous tracks in and around the historic remains; starting from the Welshtown car park. From here you can view the Matilda and Aurora batteries, numerous mining shafts and the remains of several stone dwellings. Interpretation panels at the car park suggest and describe several routes. Please note that vehicles of any kind cannot be taken past the car park.
There are old and very deep mining shafts throughout this area. Extreme care must be taken and children closely supervised.
This signposted walk in Bendigo Conservation Area takes you down to the mine entrances and the recently restored stamper battery.
Kānuka Loop Track is the only DOC managed bush walk in Central Otago.
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