The ice-age glaciers that gouged the land to form Lake Wakatipu also released precious stones from the earth. For Māori the lake was a source of prized greenstone, and in the 1860s Europeans flocked to the area in search of gold.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Lake Wakatipu. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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