CYCLING & MOUNTAIN BIKING
See our Bike Hire and Transport page to start your cycling adventure at Millers Flat.
MILLERS FLAT MEMORIAL POOL
The solar/boiler heated swimming pool is situated close to the camp and is open for the summer. Keys to the pool can be hired right from the camp office. The pool is 33m in length and 1.7m deep and extremely popular in summer.
TEVIOT STATION WOOLSHED
Cycle or take a drive down picturesque Teviot Road and stop off the see the remains of New Zealand’s largest stone ruin. The ruin is listed with the Historical Places Trust. Made from stone this was once the world’s largest woolshed. The story goes that it was purposely burned down because of a disagreement between landowners, the perpetrator staged horses along the way home so he could be home quickly without suspicion.
THE LONELY GRAVES
Walk/Cycle or drive to the Lonely Graves to find out more about this intriguing story, a reminder of the tragedies that befell the pioneers of Central Otago. The story has it that an Irish Miner named William Rigney came across the body of a young, good looking man. The man could not be identified and a burial was held and a pine slab was erected with the words “Somebody’s Darling Lies Buried Here” years later William Rigney was buried alongside somebody’s darling with the words “Here Lies the body of William Rigney, the man who buried Somebody’s Darling”.
HORSESHOE BEND BRIDGE & WALKING TRACK
Horseshoe Bend suspension bridge is some 70 meters long and spans New Zealand’s fastest flowing river, it is one of the most impressive footbridges in the country and one of the few remaining you can still cross.
Horseshoe Bend goldfield was home to about 2000 miners and shopkeepers and the miner’s children needed to cross the river to get to school. Frist a wire cage was installed and then the bridge you can see today was constructed in 1913.
With its spectacular river and peace and quiet it’s well worth the effort of a visit.
The Teviot Valley boasts many fishing spots with good numbers of Rainbow and Brown trout, we have been lucky enough to have the odd trout passed onto us by campers and can recommend they are well worth the effort. The cycle trail now offers access to areas that were previously inaccessible. Lake Onslow a high country lake is also easily accessible by vehicle from Millers Flat.