The Macetown 4WD tour departs from Queenstown, heading out to Arrowtown. Once in Arrowtown, you will be shown the historic Chinese Settlers Village and the filming location of the Ford of Bruinen in the Lord of the Rings. En route to Macetown, you cross the Arrow River some 25 times before reaching Macetown. On the Macetown track, you will pass through Soho Creek and Britannia Terrace - both locations provide landmarks and insightful stories into the history of this interesting area.
Upon arrival in Macetown, you will be taken to the heritage site of Smith’s Bakehouse, which has recently been restored by the Department of Conservation. Explore the gold mining settlement and learn the history of Needham’s Cottage. Not far beyond Macetown is Anderson’s Battery. Learn about the only stamping battery with an iron frame in Otago.
Leaving Anderson’s Battery, you will start making your way back to Arrowtown along the Macetown Track. Try your hand at gold panning on the Arrow River as our guides teach you the techniques to pan for gold and feel the excitement that drew many people to this area. At Macetown, experience true off-road driving as our experienced guides show you what these 4x4s can do. This off road adventure really puts the 4x4s through their paces, making it so much more than other heritage tours.
Tour commences at 0800hrs & 1330hrs daily
Please allow 4.5 hours for the entire experience.
How to Use
Please present your voucher to the tour operator on the day of your tour.
Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
37 Shotover St, Queenstown, New Zealand
You will be picked up at your accommodation by the tour operator. Pickup time will be stated on your confirmation voucher.