After a scenic tour through Skipper's Canyon, we were ready for another jet boat experience!
A member of a long time gold mining family spoke of the harsh conditions endured by those trying to make a living here and then started us panning for gold. Lucky ones found a tiny flake or two.
In the evening we set off on the TSS Earnslaw (coal-fired steam vessel launched in 1912) for a barbecue at Walter Peak High Country Farm. We were treated to sheep hearding and shearing demonstrations. When a dog crouches and stares strongly at a sheep, the sheep thinks it's a wolf and freezes and / or turns. A dog can also nip at the sheep to get them moving. I was riveted by the dogs splitting the herds and driving them through specific gates - all with only a few word and whistle commands.