Macraes Mine
  • Macraes is a gold mine, the largest gold mine in New Zealand.
  • Gold was first discovered in the Macraes area in 1862.
  • Macraes Mine opened up in 1990 and is the only hard rock mine in the South Island.
  • Macraes Mine is a total of 10,800 hectares
  • Macraes is located in Otago, off SH 85 (the Pigroot) and on the road from Dunback to Hyde.
  • Approximately 300, 000 ounces of gold are found each year.
  • Gold found at Macraes is smaller than the human eye can see.

  • This solid gold coin is worth $1000 and is heavier than you'd think.

Go on a great tour around Macraes Mine and you will…….

  • Go on a bus to the workshop
  • Visit Fraser's Pit, the largest hole in New Zealand.
  • Visit the historic buildings and walk through an old gold tunnel.
  • Spend time at the fish hatchery.
  • Visit the gold processing plant.