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Great collection, and you don't need to go trekking to see it!

Sadly, we didn't leave enough time to really get our money's worth out of this. Best to leave 1.5... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tmiller1079
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Adelaide, Australia
Panning for gold is such fun

Costs 25NZ$ per adult and 10NZ$ for children, join a tour and learn some history about the place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duncan60
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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803 Kawarau Gorge Rd | State Highway 6, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is good value for money and interesting having a wander around and hearing the history of gold mining in the area. It's fun to even try some panning for gold - but the guide soon leaves you to your own devices which was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, we didn't leave enough time to really get our money's worth out of this. Best to leave 1.5 - 2hrs and do the tour properly. There is a great collection of mining relics here, as well as old buildings typical of the era.The guides...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tmiller1079
Reviewed 1 week ago

Costs 25NZ$ per adult and 10NZ$ for children, join a tour and learn some history about the place, handle some gold nuggets and the pan fir some gold. You can walk and see the old Chinese settlement which has been reconstructed, it is not in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Duncan60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good fun for all the family and our family all had a go at panning. Ten pans produced one decent flake and one smaller, of gold. They were worth I'm told over 30 dollars. Well worth a go. There are also some guided tours which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pat H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to cross a suspension bridge of sorts to get to the entry point. The tour and gold panning was $60 for 2 adults and 2 kids. The tour took in the history of gold mining in the region and some of the old...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AJG35
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Through the tour you get to see a few of the machinery that they use for gold mining. These machinery are actually still working and they give you a real life demonstration of how it works! After that they will demonstrate and let you have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Flymehigh
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It sounds as though you did it all here. Always good to enjoy the guided part of the tour and see the old machinery running. Thank you for your review

Reviewed October 28, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AmandaLeighSergent
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much Amanda. We are glad you finally got to go gold panning!

Reviewed October 17, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ferunk
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Dora. So glad you and your family stopped here by chance and had such a good time.

Reviewed October 12, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Silviabau
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you .. and you are right... We definitely recommend people join the guide! Delighted you enjoyed your visit here.

Reviewed September 27, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 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.

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