Sawmill Flat


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From the early 1860’s a sawmilling industry operated in Makarora.  ‘Sawmill Flat’ was a launching point for timber to journey down to the Otago goldfields via the Makarora and Clutha Rivers and Lake Wanaka. Nowadays it is the starting point for one of the most popular 3 day round trip hikes in the Mt Aspiring National Park, the Gillespie Pass Circuit.

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