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Dansey’s Pass

Only 20km from Naseby is Dansey’s Pass. While the Pass is most well-known for its popular hotel, the Dansey’s Pass Coach Inn, and nearby camping ground, the area was once home to about 2000 people. While it is an alternative route between the Maniototo and Waitaki Valley, the narrow gravel road (which is sometimes closed by snow) means Dansey’s Pass today is more a destination, than a route.

 

Rail Trail

The 150km Rail Trail passes within 12km of Naseby, as it runs through Ranfurly. Many rail trailers choose to stay in Naseby – either as their overnight accommodation, or for a couple of nights, to break the trail. Some of the accommodation are happy to collect bikers from the trail, as part of their service.

 

Oteake Conservation Park

The 65,000-hectare Oteake Conservation Park covers large sections of the St Bathans, Hawkdun, Ida and St. Marys Ranges north of Naseby. It is open for tramping, mountain biking, four-wheel driving, angling, backcountry skiing, horse-riding and hunting. There is a very good DOC brochure – available at the Information Centre – which outlines access and the many tracks through the park. It is generally open Labour Weekend through until Easter.

 

DOC Alexandra Tel 03 440 2040

 

The Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail

An extensive brochure is available for those who enjoy driving and want to follow all or part of Otago’s goldfield’s history. The Trail includes 24 points of interest, from Glenorchy to Lawrence and St Bathans and along the Pig Root.

 

Oturehua/Patearoa/Waipiata

Oturehua is a former gold town and still home to a tavern, the old Gilchrist shop, Golden Progress Mine ruins and Hayes Engineering (http://www.heritage.org.nz/places/places-to-visit/otago-region/hayes-engineering).

At Patearoa, you will find a hotel, the Sow Burn walk through old gold workings and a nine-hole golf course. And Waipiata enjoys the cycle traffic of the Rail Trail, while also being close to the Hamiltons gold workings and cemetery. Waipiata is home to the old Tuberculosis  hospital – long-since closed and now in private ownership.

 

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Last modified: 15-12-2009