Coastal North Otago
Dunback & Macraes
The Dunback and Macraes area was originally settled by farmers in the 1850s and later by gold miners following the discovery of gold in the 1860s. Macraes Flat is a beautifully rugged area covered with tussock and schist outcrops, visitors go there today to view the pit of the working gold mine.
Macraes Mine accounts for around 50% of the country’s gold production.