Buster Diggings - Maniototo, Central Otago

A couple of weeks ago I ventured up to the Buster Diggings in the Maniototo, Central Otago, as a day trip from Naseby. One of the highest sluicing goldfields in Otago, this landscape is unusual and striking in that the diggings are stunning white quartz sand.

On a hot and muggy day with a nor'wester approaching the landscape was amazing with rapidly changing light.

Here's a selection of my favourite images from the day...

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