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We descend into the southern Nevis Valley where we find the Nevis River.
We follow the river until it opens out out to be a wide, barren, typical Otago high country valley. After numerous small fords and creek crossings, we start to see the gold mining remnants, from sluicing ponds and pipework to historic buildings. We pass the an old settlement and turn off to explore the old cemetery.
After lunch, we leave the Nevis valley and river behind to climb up and over Duffers Saddle where we spend time amongst the rock tors enjoying the magnificent views over Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and the Pisa Range. If time allows, we can extend the tour to explore the first part of the Old Woman Range.
Nevis Valley - 4WD Expeditions, 139 Alpine Retreat, Alpine Retreat, Central Queenstown, Queenstown, 9348, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- 8am to 8pm
- Months of operation:
- Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
Pricing and Conditions
(14 year(s) and under)
- Other charges:
- Bookings require 2 adults minimum to proceed.
- Further pricing information:
- Free pickup from Queenstown accommodation.