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Things to do near Ettrick

Things To Do while staying at Benger Chalets

There are lots of trails to do in the valley, and then we can pick up and drop off in Millers Flat, free of charge

Feel free to wander around the extensive gardens by our cafe right next door.

Front view of Benger Garden Cafe in Central Otago near Ettrick
Clutha Gold walking track near Ettrick, Roxburgh Central Otago

Walks nearby

Plunge into our heated community swimming pool situated opposite Millers Flat school. Open throughout the summer months and heated to over 24 degrees, Millers Flat folk are very proud to offer this extremely well-maintained facility to visitors.

Sprawl on the gently sloping lawn, dive into the 1.70m depth and crawl the 33m length to release all those cares, woes, and aching bike muscles. Fire up the BBQ provided or bring a picnic and enjoy meeting the friendly locals.

Read more about the swimming pool here

Local Fruit & Honey

Ettrick Gardens, Darlings Orchard, Darryl Pierce Stall, Saffron Farm plus way more local fruit stalls throughout the Valley.

Marsh’s Honey is a walk away.

Fruit-nectrines-orchard-in-Ettrick, Central-Otago

Pinders Pond is an old gold mining site that has been preserved for posterity.

This man-made body of water is the site of an old hydraulic elevation pond (dredge hole) managed by the local council as a recreation reserve.

It’s not just about seeing how beautiful your reflection or photos can look when taken here; there are plenty of other activities you might enjoy too such as kayaking with kids (or taking stunning pics).

Find out more about Pinders Pond here.

Local History

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