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The Blue Lake at St Bathans

The Vulcan Hotel was a built around 1869 and in its prime, was one of thirteen hotels in the area. It has been carefully preserved and is used to exhibit relics and photographs of the gold-mining days.

In Central Otago, not far from Naseby, is the attractive and historic town of St Bathans. This old gold mining area is famous for its unique Blue Lake and its beautifully preserved main street, including the Vulcan Hotel, town hall and post office.

The Blue lake was formed as the result of hydraulic sluicing and its blue colour is caused by the presence of minerals in the water. The minerals have turned the water a brilliant shade of blue. The lake is 800 metres wide and over 20 metres deep.