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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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Goldfields Walk

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TrippyDonkey
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Interesting trip down history

Ross is a lovely little town that most people don't stop while driving through West Coast, yet you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Satyabrata
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New Delhi
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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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Satyabrata
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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
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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 Chong Hian L
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

Thank HKinsey
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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 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
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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 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...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

Thank milliesmum2016
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