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“Take your time, soak in the atmosphere, and maybe get rich”

Goldfields Mining Centre
Ranked #5 of 47 things to do in Cromwell
Certificate of Excellence
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Auckland, New Zealand
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122 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Take your time, soak in the atmosphere, and maybe get rich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

There is a lot to see and do here - from gold panning, to learning about the brave souls who joined the gold rush (and their techniques) to walking around the huts showing the harsh conditions they lived and worked in. Really good for young and old. Some of the paths are a bit tricky for the unfit and unsteady, and watch the kids near the water and the old workings.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Neil R
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this review, December 5, 2015
Cheers for the review and pleased you had a great time.

Thank you
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Memorable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We two couples had a most enjoyable lunch at Wild Earth.the setting is just beautiful set amongst mature poplar and blue gum trees with a vista across the Kawaru River makes this a relaxing area to dine.We treated ourselves to the platter with matching wines which was a treat great presentation for a me right reasonseal served on a wine barrel rib.Our waiter gave full explication of how the dishes and wine blended together and gave us great service.All in all highly enjoyable ,we tick it up as memorable for all the right reasons.Many tThanks.

Visited January 2014
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Thank dcleghorn
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this review, December 5, 2015
Thanks very much for you review and pleased to hear you enjoyed you visit
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Nrew Plymouth
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good coffee.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

Excelente place to look around and have some fun with kids,Coffee was great unfortunally we couldn't saty for the tasty adult lunch menu there was no much for children.We will be back without them.!

Visited January 2014
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Thank Martha D
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this review, December 5, 2015
Great to hear you enjoyed you time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Foxton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

We visited this place while holidaying in the saouth.

Awesome trek through the whole site, only disappointing thing was some customer interaction could be improved

Visited January 2014
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Thank Natasha K
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this review, December 5, 2015
Cheers for the review and thanks for the comments Ill look into this thank you.
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Devon
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Interesting historical site with plenty to do and see! We walked the mining paths on a very hot day and wondered what it would have been like to work in that heat!

Visited December 2013
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Thank TIZYER
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GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this review, December 5, 2015
Thanks for you review and happy to hear you enjoyed you experience
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