And her shoes were number nine ...
- Percy Montrose
This is supposed to be the type of vegetation that covered the island before it was cleared by the Europeans. In 1846 Thomas Brunner set out to walk the length of the South Island through it. It took him 550 days.
To get an idea of the scale of this gold mine look towards the bottom where the water is entering through an old gallery sectioned when the mine converted to open cast.