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Address: 4 Aylmer Street | Ross, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7812, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-755 4077
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Surprising place.

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Nelson-tasman Region, New Zealand
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Nelson-tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 just to look around.

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Thank 62Peter1952
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 - up hill and down dale with little shantys, tailings, goldworking and an early graveyard... More 

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South Island, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank OVERSZ
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is provided by recordings within the buildings, information posters and a helpful information centre. All... More 

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Greve, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 welcoming local staff.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Ross is a Historic Gold Mining town on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand. It is well worthwhile stopping off whilst undertaking a driving tour of the West Coast. The museum with the many old buildings gives an insight of what life was like in the 1800s.

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Thank Emeritusprofessor
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Spent a rainy morning here. Very interesting place. Lots of great history and got to try some gold panning. Staff were friendly and chatty. Well worth a visit if you are in the area, take your time and do the walk (even in the rain).

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