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Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre

4 Aylmer Street | Ross, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7812, New Zealand
+64 3-755 4077
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Pan for gold or walk trails

While my eight year old son and husband panned for gold, my teenage daughter and I hiked the... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
354juner
Touristy but Nicely Done

My husband is a mining geologist so these kinds of touristy restorations don't usually appeal to... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
minic00per
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4 Aylmer Street | Ross, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7812, New Zealand
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+64 3-755 4077
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

While my eight year old son and husband panned for gold, my teenage daughter and I hiked the trails. Nice place to stretch your legs during drive along West Coast of South Island.

Thank 354juner
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My husband is a mining geologist so these kinds of touristy restorations don't usually appeal to him, but we both enjoyed this stop. There is some mining machinery, some restored buildings, old photos, and you do get a feel for what the town must have...More

Thank minic00per
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very interesting place, lots of history for a small place. People helpful and friendly. Loved the flowering cherries down the main street.

Thank nottkr
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I found this area good to stop at and simply look around the surrounds. There are good toilets, and some activities to do. Also some short walks that show off some of the gold mining history of the location. Certainly, worth stopping for a hour...More

Thank 62Peter1952
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a great activity for families. The place is steeped in West Coast history and vernacular and it's perfect for getting the idea of what gruelling conditions these people lived and worked in. There is an exciting, slightly spooky (adds to the thrill!) walkway...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It amazing just how much gravel was removed in the gold mining Days to create the huge man made lake. There are some funny spots too for a photo

Thank OVERSZ
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Ross is about midway between Franz Josef and Greymouth. It's well worth visiting when travelling between these better known towns. The town features a faithfully restored 1800's gold mining town. Each building features what I would imagine, decor and implements of the era. Ample information...More

Thank arbruse
Reviewed 12 March 2016

As part of a big group traveling around New Zealand we stopped here to have a break. A nice cosy place and enjoyed wandering around the different heritage buildings. The site also consist of a small-scale museum with a information centre and shop. Helpful and...More

1  Thank springbank
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We stopped here for an hour on our drive to Christchurch. Very interesting place. Lots of great history and we got to try some gold panning in the river for $10.

1  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 15 September 2015

An interesting place to visit to see what the old goldminers did to extract the gold. A lot of hard work and an interesting little place to visit

Thank Susan P
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