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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
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
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.
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).
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