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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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Great Walk

A lovely walk trail around this old Gold Mine. There are buildings to visit a small museum with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John T
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Town sitting on $700 Million worth of Gold!

Stop here only if you are a history buff as Ross town museum has a very interesting history to... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Chong Hian L
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LOCATION
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 1 week ago

A lovely walk trail around this old Gold Mine. There are buildings to visit a small museum with a donation entry. Friendly staff. All very well done and we had a very pleasant visit.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Stop here only if you are a history buff as Ross town museum has a very interesting history to tell. Otherwise you are better off continuing your trip towards either Franz Josef (southbound) or Hokitika (northbound).

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Unexpectedly interesting, kept us interestedl for a good hour. Well worth allowing time to visit here.

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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
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Reviewed 6 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

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Reviewed 18 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
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Reviewed 18 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
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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

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Reviewed 17 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
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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
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