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A few good relics

One of the things I love about Otago is its history. We’ve explored aspects of this in more detail on previous trips including mining remains and the rail trail. On this trip we only had time to revisit a few favourite places. This is a bit of a random assortment of some of the old stuff we came across. And no I don’t mean us…

Some of the backyard at the Cardrona Hotel

Walking through spectacular landscape created by gold sluicing

Remains of a building in Cromwell that was demolished prior to the flooding of Lake Dunstan

Demolished remains of a primary school on the shores of Lake Dunstan

Suspension bridge on the road into Ophir

Ophir has many original buildings from its days as a mining town

The old railway line was ripped up for the Central Otago Rail Trail - this is a section through the Ida Valley

The famous green Wedderburn railway goods shed with adjacent station and ticketing office

The Moeraki boulders, relics of a kind on the Otago coast

One Comment
  1. Marnie #

    Ahhh – brings back memories of our rushed trip through there about a year ago. A different world to here, where we are.

    23 August 2011

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