Spend the long weekend exploring one of the most impressive and intact historic gold mining areas in the country. Saturday - drive to Waiuta, and walk into Big River Hut (3.5-5 hours, 20 bunks, $15 hut ticket per night). Sunday - return walk to Golden Lead Stamper Battery (7 hours). Monday - retrace steps back to Waiuta, and home. Optional additional short walks of 1.5 to 2.5 hours on Saturday and Monday.