The Nevis (F9)

The Nevis Road scenic drive, touring Otago Goldfields areas…Bannockburn, Cromwell, New Zealand.

GPS: -45.130634° 169.151242°

Start of the Nevis Road.

Start of the Nevis Road.

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Nevis Road overview map

Nevis Road overview map

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Nevis overview map 2

Nevis overview map 2

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Nevis overview map 3

Nevis overview map 3

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Heading up the steep start of the gravel 2WD Nevis Rd.

Heading up the steep start of the gravel 2WD Nevis Rd.

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Blue sky Nevis!

Blue sky Nevis!

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Super views over Cromwell and Lake Dunstan from the Nevis Road.

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Phone wire hangers on the rock Tors along the Nevis Rd.

Phone wire hangers on the rock Tors along the Nevis Rd.

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Rock Tor with phone-wire hanger.

Rock Tor with phone-wire hanger.

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Duffers Saddle signpost atop the Nevis Rd.

Duffers Saddle signpost atop the Nevis Rd.

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Duffers Saddle, highest maintained pass road in New Zealand.

Duffers Saddle, highest maintained pass road in New Zealand.

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Nevis Road and rock Tors.

Nevis Road and rock Tors.

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Descending into the Nevis Valley past Duffer Saddle.

Descending into the Nevis Valley past Duffer Saddle.

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Descending into the Nevis Valley past Duffer Saddle..

Descending into the Nevis Valley past Duffer Saddle..

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Nevis River Bridge.

Nevis River Bridge.

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Nevis River swimming holes.

Nevis River swimming holes.

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Nevis River at the bridge, beginning its run into the deep Nevis Gorge.

Nevis River at the bridge, beginning its run into the deep Nevis Gorge.

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Lazy Nevis River winding thru the valley.

Lazy Nevis River winding thru the valley.

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Gold mining ruins in Nevis Valley.

Gold mining ruins in Nevis Valley.

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Nevis gold-mining relics on display at a home along the Nevis Road.

Nevis gold-mining relics on display at a home along the Nevis Road.

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InverNevis! Love it!

InverNevis! Love it!

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Nevis Gold dredge ruins

Nevis Gold dredge ruins

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Interpretive plaques telling the story of Nevis gold-mining.

Interpretive plaques telling the story of Nevis gold-mining.

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Fun signage on the old phone-exchange building. Look for the lone remaining telephone pole a bit to the west.

Fun signage on the old phone-exchange building. Look for the lone remaining telephone pole a bit to the west.

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Nevis gold mining 1

Nevis gold mining 1

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Nevis gold mining 2

Nevis gold mining 2

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Nevis gold mining 3

Nevis gold mining 3

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Nevis gold mining 4

Nevis gold mining 4

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