Macetown 4WD Tour

Follow the miners’ old wagon trail and explore the historic gold mining town of Macetown.

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.

Insider Tips

  • Bring along some refreshments, a camera, and a sense of adventure!

Additional Information

  • To complete your booking, please send an email to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg with your Order Number and Accommodation Details in Queenstown


2 Working Days
Approximately 4.5 Hours
Hotel Pickup
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Tour commences at 0800hrs & 1330hrs daily

Please allow 4.5 hours for the entire experience.

What You Get


  • Approximately 4.5-hour off-road adventure to Macetown
  • Gold panning
  • Refreshments
  • Pickup from Town Centre or Queenstown accommodation
  • Personal expenses (optional)

How to Use

Please present your voucher to the tour operator on the day of your tour.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

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.

How to Get There

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.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 15 and above
Age 4 to 14 years old

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Please be reminded to send an email with your Order Number and Accommodation to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg