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Coromandel Gold Stamper Battery

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this looked like a great idea at the time. Driving past the sign it sounded like a little bit of... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
KiwiintheWorld
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Auckland, New Zealand
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We were very keen to visit and walked up from Coromandel town on a hot day. in hindsight it would... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Janine B
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 Jan 2018
“Disappointingly closed ”
2 Jan 2018
“We think this place has now closed”
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410 Buffalo Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Bad weather day! Probably one of the few things to keep a 6yr old engaged whilst also being educational and during a peak holiday period it was closed. To be fair I think it’s closed permanently - it’s website however should have clearly reflected this...More

Thank Oli S
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Dropped in here after Drivers Creek on 2nd January ( a bank holiday in New Zealand right?)........ The place was closed. We are assuming that if it's not open on one of the busiest days of the year it must no longer be operating.

1  Thank GaryVaughan
Reviewed 10 July 2017

this looked like a great idea at the time. Driving past the sign it sounded like a little bit of local history, and keen to see the local history of the old gold mining town, we drove up the side road to the location. Thought...More

Thank KiwiintheWorld
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We were very keen to visit and walked up from Coromandel town on a hot day. in hindsight it would have been prudent to drive up. However, when we got to the battery it was closed, we were just about to turn and go when...More

1  Thank Janine B
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A notice at the end of the road would have been very much appreciated. We travelled up the road by far more than the 200 metres indicated because it was not obvious as the signs at the actual site appeared to have been removed as...More

2  Thank gk9102
Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you're ever in Coromandel, this is a must see. While it is an old 'educational' stamper. it still give you a very good idea as to how the valley's must have sounded, all those years ago, when they were removing the gold, from the...More

Thank Billis1965
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had heard about it but never visited and now we know what we have missed out of. We were taken on an educational, interesting and wonderful verbal voyage about gold, earthquakes, tsmaumais, nature and the history of the Coromandel Peninsula. Ashley very obviously loves...More

Thank Gordon3638
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This was an interesting trip great to see the old water wheel working. We had the tour but felt it was too drawn out and too much commentary on the tour guides own interests . We were passing through the town with not a lot...More

Thank emj52
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The, still working, old water wheel is a bit of a novelty. Didn't stay for the guided tour. Might be interesting for those with a bit of an interest in the history of chasing gold.

Thank BobFk
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Thanks for a very interesting tour of the the stamper battery. The gold mining history around coromandel is amazing The water wheel which drives the stamper battery is so powerful

Thank DavidA11507
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