Oturehua to Wedderburn Distance: 12 km
The 45º South Latitude is sign-posted on a concrete monument. After a gradual climb up Rough Ridge, you will come to a second crossing of the 45º South Latitud.
On the top of the ridge you have conquered the highest point of the Rail Trail, at 618 metres above sea level.
A good photo opportunity presents itself with the Wedderburn Goods Shed. This magical building made famous by Grahame Sydney, never fails to please through a camera lens.
The historic Golden Progress Mine may be visited by turning off the trail and following Reef Road, which is clearly sign-posted from the trail. Note that the mine is normally closed to the public in spring time due to lambing.
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