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Goldfields Mining Centre

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803 Kawarau Gorge Rd. State Highway 6, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
+64 800 111 038
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The talk about the history of Gold rushes, methods of mining, racism and the history of the Otago... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edward R
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Palm Cove
"Triple gold pass really worthwhile"

We took our boys(9&10yrs old) to do the gold mining tour with Piers and really enjoyed his... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
ajenner2018
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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“gold panning”(37 reviews)
“pan for gold”(20 reviews)
“guided tour”(20 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

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

Thank Edward R
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We took our boys(9&10yrs old) to do the gold mining tour with Piers and really enjoyed his informative talk on history of gold mining in Otago region and demos of the equipment used to find the gold. Our jet boat ride was also entertaining and...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

After the walk over the scary bridge to get to Goldfields we decided on doing the guided walk. Our guide Piers was very informative on the old days starting with gold around the world and then focusing on gold in New Zealand. He took us...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

It is a very interesting place with a very fiendly and helpful staff (especially Piers!) leave yourself at least an hour to visit.

Thank Helga L
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thanks so much Helga. Ideally, if you allow 2 hours, you can really take in the whole place. Good to hear Piers was memorable.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful couple of hours at this old golf mine. Our guide Piers was brilliant. At the end of the tour he showed us how the pan for gold and gave us novices a few tips to find the previous metal. The cafe...More

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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you David. We are glad you so enjoyed the tour with Piers.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We came here for the jet boat adventure and we also looked around what to do else. Going and seeing some mine things, pretty cool i think. But 20 $ was just to much

Thank Paul v
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you Paul. What a shame you didn't go on the fully guided tour with one of our local guides. They are so good!

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Go for Piers, he is amazing, knows everything, has a detailed answer to every single question and never tires explaining the gold rush frenzie of the 1860s. He told the most fascinating story of the thousands of Chinese miners, brought in to rework the area...More

Thank Johannes E
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Well Johannes.. It is fair to say that Piers is delighted you so enjoyed his tour! Thank you for the wonderful feedback

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Finally brought the kid's out to have a visit, was a great day. Jet Boat ride was a real thrill and lots of fun!

Thank Emzzie76
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you Emzzie. Great to know you enjoyed your day hear.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Old Pierce (Sorry Pierce) gives a great insight into the gold industry. The panning experience is great, you might even find some gold - my son did. (and it's not placed there, you have to work for it.) Overall the tour is hard work, physically,...More

Thank Andre P
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you so much Andre. We will be sure and tell 'Piers' (the young at heart!) that you really enjoyed his tour.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We stopped here on our way back from Wanaka. Cool place to visit and hear about its history. Did some gold panniong and found the tiniest fleck - probably worth about $10... if that. Very friendly and interesting

Thank Linda S
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you Linda.

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Not sure about public transport, We hired a car
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