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Bannockburn Sluicings Walks

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Address: Felton Road, Cromwell, New Zealand
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A hidden gem

Really enjoyed this walk! So different scenery was not like nz! Like something out of an old western movie. The signs were very informative and made the walk interesting, as we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rebecca s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this walk! So different scenery was not like nz! Like something out of an old western movie. The signs were very informative and made the walk interesting, as we could imagine how it used to look. A short walk (a littel over an hour) but highly recommend if in the area.

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Thank rebecca s
Cromwell, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is one of the most interesting and informative walks around. Take yourself back to the heady days of the 1860's gold rush and imagine your self as a prospector, or even more a successful water merchant. Take the small detour to the flushing dam - great examples of the stonework which must have been months of labour to create.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

We walked here at lunch on a relatively hot day - it felt like summer. Take a hat, sunscreen and water - while the walk is easy it is quite hot when the sky is blue. There are not many people on this walk which is great, and there are quite a few boards along the way talking about the... More 

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Singapore
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

The walk itself is really enjoyable! We started and went about from the wrong direction(right to left) but its pretty much the same. It was well worth the effort and there were quite a number of tourists as well while we were there in Dec and was really hot&sunny. You will enjoy this walk best if you like the sandy/desert... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We took our three boys plus another on this walk. They loved it! Lots of caves and old buildings to explore and skinks to spot. Amazing landscape and history. And all the apricot trees at the Stewart town - the boys thought they had found gold!

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Thank lovethesouth45
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We did this walk late one afternoon which was perfect as it would have been too hot earlier on. The walk times aren't as long as listed. We did the long loop going clockwise with the kids (11 yrs and 9 yrs) in 1hr 15 mins with lots of stops and breaks. Take a camera, water, sunscreen and a hat.... More 

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Thank Fi F
Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

A short drive out to Bannockburn, past the wine yards, some not open for visitors yet and into the secluded carpark,safe to leave your vehicle here. A gentle stroll over the lower fields before a gentle climb up to the lower region of the sluice fields. You need to stop and look back to capture the spectacular views out over... More 

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Thank Jan H
Cromwell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This walk is amazing!! The landscape is outstanding and the views spectacular! It is an easy walk with a nice stop over at the old settlement, Stewart Town. Make sure you read the info boards along the way.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Pretty unique landscape with great vineyard views, yet a chance to appreciate the tough lives that the gold miners and early settlers endured.

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Thank NJG1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I ran through here on Part of a marathon I did. I wasnt running fast it was at the end. It was an incredible juxtaposition to the mountain landscape behind it, right near the wineries! Real enjoyable run through here and the tracks are well sign posted. Id like to come back with my family and take more time to... More 

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