As you walk along the track, take in the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and enjoy the peace and quiet. It's hard to imagine that this serene landscape was once the scene of a frenzied gold rush. In 1861, miners flocked to Gabriel's Gully in search of fortune, transforming the gully into a bustling hub of activity. Today, however, the paddocks are home to grazing animals, and the only sounds you'll hear are the gentle rustling of leaves and the occasional bleating of sheep. Just be sure to close any gates you pass through, to help keep the livestock safely contained.
Know Before You Go
Start at: The stamper battery at Steep Street domain
Distance: 8km return via same track
Duration: 2 hour return
Restrictions: Dogs and motorbikes are not allowed. Avoid this track during and after periods of heavy rainfall.
Track formed by the Lawrence Tuapeka Community Board with support from local landowners, the Tuapeka Lawrence Community Company, and Otago Regional Council.