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Heritage Byways -
Goldfields Magic

TRIP PROFILE

Dates:

2021

  • 5 – 9 Oct
  • 2 – 6 Nov
  • 7 – 11 Dec

2021

  • 11 – 15 January
  • 8 – 12 February
  • 15 – 19 March
  • 26 – 30 April
  • 4 – 8 October
  • 8 – 12 November
  • 6 – 10 December

Trip Duration:

5 days / 4 nights

Start:

Dunedin

Finish:

Dunedin

Price:

NZD 2755 per person
A deposit of NZD 551 per person will secure a place on this trip.
100% COVID RISK FREE GUARANTEEall deposits are transferable to other dates or tours
Please see T&Cs.

Group size:

16-20 people

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore a region with a rich gold mining history & try and find your own piece of gold
  • A red tinted tussock landscape (Maniototo)
  • The 1880 Daniel O’Connell suspension bridge with its stone piers crosses the Manuherikia River
  • Cromwell Heritage Precinct is central Otago’s best kept secret
  • Arrowtown is a postcard tourist town neatly wrapped as a preserved nineteenth gold mining settlement
  • Discover an interesting former Roxburgh Branch railway tunnel
ROUTE MAP
ITINERARY
About Trip
Heritage Byways
Goldfields Magic

Stories, places discovered, explored and it’s not a boring school trip. Hidden quiet corners waiting to tell the story of Aotearoa NZ’s gold mining frenzy. Side roads to the past where we find out about the lives of individuals willing to risk all for the lure of gold. We promise no homework, just fun exploring a heritage story! Heritage byways is a magical journey for anyone who wants to find out more.

Lake Dunstan

DAY 1
Dunedin - Cromwell
Tussock-clad hills and sturdy mountain ranges, quaint little settlements

Highlights of the day

  • Golden Point Reserve
  • Ranfurly
  • Naseby
  • Omakau
  • Cromwell

Mining Village

Stay

@heritagehotels

The elegant villa accommodation is located on a picturesque marina connected to Lake Dunstan. Each unit is modern and spacious. Studio features a private balcony with views of Lake Dunstan and the marina. It also includes a 40-inch flat-screen TV, microwave, a sink, a refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities.

DAY 2
Cromwell
Central Otago’s best kept secret, gold panning, evening talk

Highlights of the day

  • Bendigo Historic Reserve
  • Quartz-Reef Point Historic Reserve
  • Cromwell Heritage Precinct
  • Goldfields Mining Centre
  • Evening Talk

@Grain and Seed Cafe

DAY 3
Cromwell - Arrowtown
Most intact historic goldfield town, Central Otago’s Tastiest,
Freshest Tour

Highlights of the day

  • Orchard Tour
  • Arrowtown
  • Distillery Tour (optional)
  • Exclusive Hot Pools (optional)
  • Spa Treatments (optional)
  • Visit one of the most intact historic goldfield town / 4wd tour (optional)
  • Boutique Cinema Experience

@NZNomadSafaris

Stay

@MillbrookNZ

Millbrook’s iconic, inspirational and peaceful setting is unrivalled in the Queenstown area. Framed by the aptly named Remarkables Mountain Range and set on 650 acres of lush green fairways, rolling hills and gentle streams. Here is a quick overview of how Millbrook came to be the incredible golf & lifestyle resort it is today.

DAY 4
Otago - Arrowtown
Lavender farm, Shotover River, world-class Restaurant
and Cellar Door (lunch)

Highlights of the day

  • Heritage Walk
  • Exclusive Wine Tasting with gourmet lunch
  • Lavender Farm (October-April)
  • Edith Cavell Bridge / Historic Tunnel Walk

Autumn leaves are falling on an old house, Arrowtown

DAY 5
Arrowtown - Dunedin
Explore the old farm homesteads and historic gold mining villages
on your way to Dunedin

Highlights of the day

  • Alexandra
  • Mitchell’s Cottage
  • Roxburgh
  • Horseshoe Bend Bridge / Lonely Graves
  • Gabriel’s Gully Historic Reserve
  • Glenore Tunnel

Alexandra

Trip includes / Trip excludes / Important notes

Dunedin, Railway Station

TRIP INCLUDES

  • 2 nights accommodation in Cromwell / Heritage Lake Resort
  • 2 nights accommodation in Arrowtown / Millbrook Resort
  • Daily breakfast
  • Two Dinner
  • One Exclusive Winery Gourmet Lunch with wine tasting
  • Entry Fee of Lavender Farm, Orchard Tour, Mining Centre, Lake District Museum, Maniototo Early Settlers Museum
  • Commentaries provided by your experienced escort, drivers and local guides
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coaches with panoramic windows
  • Tax included
ADD-ONS

@NZNomadSafaris

TRIP ADD-ONS

  • Single Supplement
  • Macetown Tour
  • Heavenly Spa Services
  • Hot Pools (45 min)
  • Distillery Tour
  • Boutique Cinema Experience
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all deposits are transferable to
other dates or tours
Customers funds are securely parked
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