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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.