Invincible Mine Track
Rees Valley Station



Enjoy an uphill zig-zag walk on the original mine bridle track to access the Invincible Gold Mine located at 787m asl.

7500oz of gold was won from this area over the 18-year period 1879 to1897.

Today, view the unique stand of 7 burdans while you marvel at those miner’s hard endeavours and absorb the beauty of the Earnslaw Massif and Rees Valley stretching out below.

"Having a personal connection with the Invincible (my Great grandfather was one of the original miners) I always enjoy walking and working around the site as I reacquaint with my roots. Visitors to the Invincible can also experience what the early miners saw and produced in the late 1800s."

Duration: 3 hrs return. October to May

Distance: 5km return

Grade: Grade: Moderate 368m climb. The old bridle road used by horses to haul the mining machinery up to the mine zig zags steadily to above bush line. Well-formed and graded all-weather track

Price: NZ$ 190 per person (min 2)| NZ$ 310 for solo persons

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