A short 200 metres walk from Marchburn Luxury Lodge is the entrance to The Golden Progress Mine. This is a great activity if you’re looking for a walk, hike or cycle around Marchburn. You can use a style to cross the fence line, and then make your way to the historic ruins of the once prosperous gold mine.
The walk follows a gulley, and once you leave the road, you travel through sheep paddocks so bear in mind that access to this site may be closed during lambing season. Lambing season is between the months of September and October. This “lambing” closure will be clearly signposted thought.
The Golden Progress Mine is a glimpse into the European history of Central Otago, and well worth exploring. This is a Department of Conservation site.