Blue Lake Walk

Blue Lake Walk

St Bathans


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St Bathans


Time: 30 min to 1.5 hrs

This 2 km loop track encircles the historic, man-made lake. It's a great opportunity to walk past old sluicings and the remnants of the gold mining equipment that was used here - machinery that literally converted Kildare Hill into a lake.

Experience the conditions that the miners had to work in: searing hot summers and freezing cold winters. See St Bathans and Blue Lake.

Around Blue Lake Loop Track
Time: 1.5 hr

This tramping track offers spectacular views over Blue Lake and the township.

St Bathans to Domain
Time: 30 min

This tramping track offers an off road route to the St Bathans Domain.

Getting there
Turn off SH85 between Alexandra and Ranfurly to St Bathans. At the town go off the main street to the DOC carpark; the track is nearby.


Feature Value Info


South IslandCentral OtagoAlexandra


  • Walking
  • Free


TeamElliottFamily's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A good walk through a very eerie landscape! The Lake is fascinating, in one sense it is a real shame that so much damage has been done to this area by gold mining, but this walk is a great reminder of how we need to care for creation.

The tracks are well marked, and easy enough to walk on. All in all a great spot to visit if you are interested in the goldfields.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in December 2009