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Gold panning fun

The staff at goldfields are wonderful , extremely helpful and informative. I have always wanted to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AmandaLeighSergent
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Super fun and very inspiring!

We made a spontaneous stop here with our two sons aged 6 and 10 and had two hours of adventure... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dora Y
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Singapore
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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803 Kawarau Gorge Rd | State Highway 6, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
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+64 800 111 038
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at goldfields are wonderful , extremely helpful and informative. I have always wanted to go gold panning and it was so much fun! We then walked around the historic Mining village which was just awe inspiring, we loved this place and would highly...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a spontaneous stop here with our two sons aged 6 and 10 and had two hours of adventure, learning and inspiration! The Chinese village was the highlight for the boys, imagining what life would have been like for the first miners... very harsh...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped there by chance as we were driving down to Queenstown. There was a guided tour 30’ later so we joined and meanwhile had a walk around. I have to say the guided tour is a must otherwise you can not get the full...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

It all started two days ago when we stopped while passing by. Met Jane and Tracey at the sales desk and in no time they had made a great suggestion for a Gold Pass, checked for the best availability, booked us in and offered a...More

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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you Julie ..we are all thrilled to read this review and are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed the day! Thank you for taking the time to review the Triple Gold Pass.

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Such a great experience for the whole family! We learnt so much from our experienced guide Pearce and cute dog billy whom kept the kids entertained. Recommend to families you learn about Gold Rush, how to pan and scenic tour of mining village. Take the...More

Thank Natalie R
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

We are glad to hear our guide Piers kept you all entertained! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We went here expecting to spend a short time here but ended up spending several hours here! The China town walk was interesting and kids liked looking in the houses. We had the guided tour and kids were ok with it as wanted to feel...More

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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you so much. It is great that you that you all spent 2 hours here really enjoying the place.

Reviewed 16 July 2018

There is a walking 20-30 minutes self-guided tour before getting a guide to tell you about the history. He talks about the history and shows various types of gold that could be found. A demonstration of a stamper machine and a sluice gun is given...More

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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you Doris. Delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Was a good way to pass an hour on the way back from Wanaka. I liked it as a one one off but wouldn’t visit again. Gift shop had a few novel things like gold plated playing cards and a cool dog that gave hi...More

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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you Dave.

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great glimpse into the area's past. The guide gives a detailed account, perhaps dwelling a little too much on the detail, of the history and mining methods. Certainly added to my knowledge. Good demonstration of the stamping mill and water monitor. Then...More

Thank William M
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for your review William.Sounds like you made good use of your time on the Goldfields.

Reviewed 20 May 2018

The talk about the history of Gold rushes, methods of mining, racism and the history of the Otago goldfields was really good. You can have a go at gold panning and you can try for as long as you want. It's real gold panning as...More

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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you Edward. Great that you enjoyed your time here.

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