The Bearded Miners

The Bearded Miners, Reefton: Address, Phone Number, The Bearded Miners Reviews: 4.5/5

The Bearded Miners
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Linda Jean
Lyttelton, New Zealand15 contributions
Great stories
Oct 2021
Wonderful tales of the 1870s from knowledgeable folks. Really fascinating to learn about miners from the day. Thanks!
Written 14 October 2021
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Yvonne
1 contribution
Great experience! Thank you
Apr 2021 • Friends
My friend and I went there today, we were very impressed with the friendliness, warmth and knowledge of the nice men who brought a part of the history of Reefton to life for us. Thank u guys!
Written 26 April 2021
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Sandra R
Leeston, New Zealand49 contributions
Great experience
Apr 2021 • Couples
We visited here on a cool, drizzly Anzac Day.

They had a lovely fire going and were only too happy to tell us about the replica miners but, and the mining in the area.

Well worth a visit
Written 24 April 2021
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Gavin D
Queenstown, New Zealand301 contributions
A blast from the past
Nov 2020 • Couples
This was a bit different. Several bearded miners there to talk to you and show you around. An old miners cottage experience.
Written 11 November 2020
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ReeDee77
Christchurch, New Zealand29 contributions
A true blue education!
Sep 2020
This was recommended to us by a number of people. We rocked up gave a donation and then proceeded to get a personalised tour (watch out for the possum) which was equal parts funny and educational. One of the miners then proceeded to entertain the kids for a long time with tricks and riddles. We also got to hold a REAL gold nugget. Lots of fun!
Written 27 September 2020
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Danny K
7 contributions
Exactly what we expected it to be.
Jun 2020 • Family
True old timer miners with a wealth of experience in the local area. They look the part and offered an authentic experience for the kids. They really enjoyed asking a million questions on how to find gold and what all of the display items were and what they were used for.
Written 6 June 2020
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Adventure760644
7 contributions
Slice of history
Feb 2020 • Family
So worth a stop and chat with the bearded miners! Very friendly and knowledgeable! Great slice of history!
Written 17 February 2020
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Pieter S
Nelson, New Zealand1,698 contributions
I wish it was open I still enjoy it
Nov 2019 • Friends
We stayed in Reefton for tonight in the afternoon we walked past the bearded miners.It was closed but I still really enjoyed looking around it’s worth have a look if you are in Reefton.
Written 18 November 2019
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Hoc etiam transibit
Christchurch, New Zealand88 contributions
Crusty ol miners
Jan 2019 • Family
I always make a point of taking my kids to see these guys, they have a wealth of old knowledge and if you're lucky they'll bring out some of their nuggets and collection of rocks.
Written 12 February 2019
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jacquiewebby
Oamaru, New Zealand23 contributions
Fantastic history - spend some time to local history
Feb 2019 • Solo
Very knowledgeable miners on site - excellent displays, terrific history, happy to share their local history. A must visit.
Written 11 February 2019
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