Quote Originally Posted by roteague
Another thought. As you are driving to Alexandra, the highway follows along the Kawarau River. On this section of the highway there is an old mining area - it looks like a tourist spot - with a number of restored buildings, which is worth looking at. There is parking lot along the road, and a hanging bridge crossing the river that you need to walk across to reach it. Good for a couple of hours.

Thanks for the updated link. Having done a little research about St. Bathans, it just seems to be a really fascinating place. I shall also check out the Kawarau river area. Thanks again