Needhams Cottage
Image: Anna Morley | DOC



Camp here and explore one of the most intact historic goldfield towns in Otago. Walk, mountain bike or 4WD around the reserve. The historic track from Arrowtown to Macetown links with the the multi-day Motatapu Track - this is a challenging 4WD drive.

Find things to do and places to stay Macetown Historic Reserve

It's a challenging 45 minute walk up the Rich Burn Valley from the 4WD carpark at the road’s end to reach Homeward Bound stamper battery.

A four wheel drive with high clearance and ideally a snorkel is needed to get to Macetown. Four wheel driving permitted within the reserve. 


Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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