Goldfields Mining Centre
Goldfields Mining Centre
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MereteMadsen
Assens, Denmark225 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
A warm day here in the mining area, got us thinking How terrible the condition must have been for the miners Living and working here….both summer and winter. And especially the exploited Chinese who lived in small sheds in the area.
We found the place Very interesting. What would have made it more special, would have been to walk into a tunnel.
Trying to pan Gold was fun…and I understand How people Can get ‘the rush’ if finding Gold……we did not !
We think it is a sight worth visiting, and yes it is not cheap, but keeping up a place do cost some money!
Written 22 January 2024
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Angus Stewart
Auckland, New Zealand175 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
This was a really fun tour . The walk was great, the tour was really interesting, and panning for gold was fun . The scenery is beautiful. We all enjoyed it .
Written 28 April 2023
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Jadenpat
Dipton, New Zealand56 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Definitely check out bookme for a deal to get in! But don’t let that stop you, this is a great experience for all ages. Has plenty of activities and walks to do. Spend a few hours over there, pan for gold ( fortunate to find 4 flakes) walk around the two loops.
The history talk on the gold rush is very good, super informative and will catch your attention.
There is onsite pizzas and cocktails. Gift shop has some beautiful pieces of art and collectibles.
Written 6 March 2023
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Thank you for your review. Glad that you enjoyed your time with us.
Written 14 March 2023
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Paul T
Wodonga, Australia15 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
First time we've tried gold panning and our 13 yr old son was the only person finding gold for the day, he was over the moon. Beautiful views of river on the bridge
Written 22 February 2023
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Not everyone has the luck of finding gold so pleased to hear that your son did.
Written 14 March 2023
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Clare Graffy
13 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was a excellent tour. Industrial heritage at it best. Our guide Chris gave a great talk about the history of gold mining in the area, and then demonstrated to water powered machinery in action. He was able to engage adults and children alike Finally we were given a lesson in panning for gold. Chris demonstrated by adding two tiny pieces of gold which he managed to retrieve from the gravel and sand he was panning, but in addition and to his surprise found and additional plaid of gold! Sadly none of the rest of the group managed to match his skill/ luck.
Written 19 February 2023
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hannah
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Business
Paid $170 and was told it was pram friendly and it definitely wasn’t, we missed our tour because of this, and when we told the lady at the front desk about this we were told “you obviously don’t know how to read a map” and “you need to have some common sense when being a parent” but if we were told there would be stairs we would have got the front pack out of the car!!
Written 17 July 2022
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topshotnz
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Really interesting tour to see how mining was done in the 1800’s and how the miners lived. Tried our hand at panning but no luck for us. Check out the photos on the wall that show all people that have been successful. Neat way to spend a few hours
Written 25 June 2022
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Jenny Y
7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Friendly staff and well set up attraction.
Really enjoyed a couple of hours spent here discovering some of this amazing countries history. Declan our guide was super knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Some awesome feats of engineering to see and thoroughly enjoyed having a go at gold panning. Amazing views down the river.
Written 13 April 2022
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Meghan
Auckland Central, New Zealand17 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Wow, what anamazing kiwi experience. The staff were so helpful, kind and passionate about sharing the history and gold lore for the region. The talk was informative and seeing the 130 year old machinery at work was a blast. Panning for gold was fun too and also very peaceful. I loved seeing the historic buildings. This is an activity great for kids and adults alike. Allow for three hours to get the full experience.
Written 8 January 2022
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Cherie S
Nelson, New Zealand200 contributions
Nov 2021
Very interesting place to visit. Could spend hours here. Only did the short loop this time but saw plenty of history along the way. Another stop worth doing.
Written 20 November 2021
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