Invincible Mine Track is a 5.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 5.5 km Elevation Gain: 454 m Route Type: Out & Back

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The "Invincible Mine Track" is a steep but overly beautiful little secret close to Glenorchy/Queenstown. The track takes about 3-4 hours return - depending on how much time you spend admiring the views into the Rees Valley and examining the rusty but still well preserved remains of the old gear like the 7m waterwheel, the mine entrance, etc. To get to the track, you have to drive north from Glenorchy and turn left onto a gravel road that leads you 9 km through private farmland and through two shallow fords. You can park just before the second ford since the track starts immediately afterwards.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice walk. I would say it is moderate in difficulty there is a little miners hut further in and across the river of you don’t mind getting your feet wet

hiking
3 months ago

Great little hike. Managed it in under 2hrs but was going at a fast pace on the way up. Majority of the trail is in the trees but opens up to some great views up and down the Rees valley. A few trees down but relatively easy to cross. Rees Valley Road to the trail head does cross two rivers so don't go if you're not confident with your car going through fords.

4 months ago

Nice view and interesting mine stuffs. many falling trees on the track but easy to pass through. Not too hard less 2h return

hiking
10 months ago

Really easy hike to the actual mine. Decided to trudge on much higher to get better views and boy were they better views.

hiking
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A great little trail. Brilliant views from the old gold mining battery up the Rees river. Very worthwhile.

5 months ago

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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