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Take a look when you visit Ross

Visited on Friday 11th May. As you pass through Ross make sure you stop and discover their early... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Michael-4551
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Caloundra, Australia
Goldfields Walk

Stopped in here for a leg stretch on the way back to Hokitika from Franz Josef. Great little walk... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
TrippyDonkey
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4 Aylmer Street | Ross, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7812, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This walk takes an hour and is steep! However, it was so unexpected and a beautiful walk through very pretty forest and there was history everywhere from an old miner hut, shafts, remains of water races and a cemetery. We have a 10 year old...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Visited on Friday 11th May. As you pass through Ross make sure you stop and discover their early history.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here for a leg stretch on the way back to Hokitika from Franz Josef. Great little walk around the remnants of the water races for the old gold fields. About an hour round trip. The track has quite a few information boards along...More

Thank TrippyDonkey
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Ross is a lovely little town that most people don't stop while driving through West Coast, yet you should, for this little gold trail walk down history with lovely story telling and pictures and memorabilia.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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.

Thank John T
Reviewed 21 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).

Thank ChongHianL2
Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

Thank HKinsey
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 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.

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