Bannockburn Sluicings

Bannockburn Sluicings

This vanished landscape is New Zealand’s own wild west: The Bannockburn Sluicings are the scarred landscapes of a short-lived goldmining era. A desert made by water, large scale water blasting left a landscape transformed by humankind’s pursuit of possibility.

Visit the remains of the dams, water races, rock tailings and caves left untouched since the last of the goldminers. This spectacular man-made landscape that can be explored on foot or bike via various tracks.