The trip Derek had been waiting for. Leaving Dunedin at 9.30am on the Seasider Train along the coast to Palmeston where we had stayed the night before. Here we were picked up by a small ten seater bus and taken to the Highway Hotel for lunch before continuing onto Macraes Goldmine.
Our tour coach.The Highwayman pub at Dunback, Central Otago.Oceana's Gold mine in the historic village of Macraes, Central Otago. 600m to the bottom.190 ton Caterpillar powered dump trucks.Relics of the Huntington Mill from the old gold prospecting days.Old gold mining truck.Gold mine stamper.Part of an old gold prospecting site at Macraes, Central Otago.Typical Central Otago stone work on buildings and walls.