Supporters of Tuapeka Mouth Ferry

Contact Info

Heritage Hub: Skinner Road
Tuapeka Mouth,
Otago, NEW ZEALAND

Secretary: colinchild4@gmail.com

Tuapeka Ferry: Ferry Road
Tuapeka Mouth,
Otago, NEW ZEALAND

THE TUAPEKA RIVER DAM WALK   

A group of keen locals have been developing a walking track along the Tuapeka River.
You will be able to see and find out about various historical features, enjoy the peaceful walk,
and see the 1920's concrete dam used as part of the gold mining projects. 

 

Directions, track brochures and info available at the Hub

Info sheets on the dam, the turbine, the tunnel, the cob cottage...

 

An earlier wooden crib dam was built further upstream in 1907. This concrete dam was begun in 1914.

Water from the dam was conveyed on a water race to the turbine and sluicing area. Look for the line of the water race to the left of the fence on your way back, following a gentle gradient down.

Some photos show the dam in different stages of river level. Imagine it on a different day – heavy flood or peaceful trickle.

 

* Historic photo

* River Track

 

 

 

* Today's dam -  summer

* River Dam in flood, July 2017. Photo V.May

ACCESS TO THE TRACK -the stile at Tuapeka Mouth road bridge

 

   

 

MAP POINTS

1. HERITAGE HUB –local information   
2. Tuapeka Road Bridge STILE ACCESS to track  

3. Old Tunnel

4. Water Turbine
5. Chinese Cottage
6. TUAPEKA RIVER DAM

7. Tuapeka Ferry
8. School & Cricket Ground
9. Tuapeka Cemetery
10. Sluicing Claim area

Track under construction. Use Main Track 2-6.     Time: 1.45 return.

Keep the river to your left, fence to the right.

LEAVE ALL GATES AS YOU FIND THEM.  RESPECT PRIVATE PROPERTY.