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Visit to the Miners

Stopped here a few times to have a bit craic with the Bearded Miners, who have a collection of the... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Scotland, United Kingdom
Interesting and quirky

If you're in or passing though Reefton, a visit to The Bearded Miners should be on your agenda. Be... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
United Kingdom
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67-69 Broadway, Reefton 7830, New Zealand
+64 3-732 8391
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Stopped here a few times to have a bit craic with the Bearded Miners, who have a collection of the records of what happened way back in the day. They seem to be dressed for the part or they probably just go about like that...More

Thank Macarsovitch
Reviewed 28 February 2018

If you're in or passing though Reefton, a visit to The Bearded Miners should be on your agenda. Be aware, though, that the opening hours on the website is out of date, as they close at 2pm and not 4pm. They also open at rather...More

Thank RetiredBritz
Reviewed 3 February 2018

You can't miss the miners hut on the main street. The visit is free but donations are accepted. The men who tell you about the history of the area are volunteers and very knowledgeable about the early mining days in Reefton. The recreated hut holds...More

Thank ohiowanderer
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Well, I found this somewhat weird. There are a few old Miners that tell you about the mining history set in a replica of a gold mining camp. They serve scones and billy tea. The scones were delicious but the Miners hands were black and...More

Thank canada777-1207
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Part way up the main street of Reefton is the Bearded Miners, a replica miners hut and workings run by a bunch of local ne'er-do-wells who specialise in geology, history, sarcastic humour and beards. And drop scones. Wander in and start asking questions, and you...More

Thank DaveH2683
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Two old timers were our hosts at Reefton's little but mighty attraction. We were outside on a hot afternoon and from the deep tans of our hosts, I imagine they are outside most of the time. We were shown the equipment used by prospectors and...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I had a very interesting visit, one on one, with one of the "old miners" about gold prospecting techniques including panning for gold and it was SO interesting. Also they shared a brewed tea with scones with honey or jellies. Their site is small but...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a good spot for the old and young alike. When the guys are there it's like going back in time - they share their stories and make it interesting for all

Thank TripSA5000
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Camped in Reefton and saw this as an attraction. Had a fantastic time. The guys were really experienced and knowledgeable on the whole gold mining experience and all the types of rock. When they have a group who are really interested they really go to...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here having no idea what to expect. What a great experience, stepping back in time to have a yarn with mates. These fellows are marvelous, the billy was boiling so we had a cup of tea and chatted. They are really interesting...More

Thank Jill M
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