The Golden Point Historic Reserve in Macraes protects remnants of Otago’s gold mining history. Here you can visit the Golden Point Stamper Battery, Callery’s House and Callery’s Battery Building. With a 5 minute walk up the hill, you can also venture into a tunnel from old mining days.
Interpretation panels can be found around the reserve. To access, you’ll be driving around Macraes Mine – NZ’s largest operating gold mine. You will also need to cross one road often used by mining vehicles (including dump trucks) so do be careful.
The reserve is 5km from Macraes. Access via Golden Point Rd.