The 1085 hectares of Bendigo’s adjoining historic and scenic reserves are popular with visitors, providing easy and interesting opportunities for day trips in the area.
A feature of the historic reserve is the range of relics from Bendigo’s hard-rock, quartz mining days. This has made it an important part of the Otago Gold Fields Park, providing plenty of opportunities to explore what's left of that important and colourful part of the region’s past.
There are old and often very deep mining shafts throughout this area. Extreme care must be taken and children closely supervised
Image supplied by the Department of Conservation (DOC).