Goldfields Mining Centre, Cromwell

4.3
Try your hand at gold mining at Goldfields Mining Centre, the historical reserve that played host to Otago's early goldminers. Visitors can meander down the old paths that lead to the original mine shafts and tunnels. See the bare, sluiced ground, the Chinese village, and the many heritage sites still in existence. Marvel at the power of the stamper battery and sluice gun used to cut through the rock. Grab a pan and get sifting among the virgin soil, where valuable nuggets can still be found. Opt to take a guided tour or wander on your own. Put Goldfields Mining Centre into our Cromwell online journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • September 1, 2017
    Very good place to visit. We took the guided tour and it was very informative and Peter the guide was fantastic. Kids had a fantastic time panning for gold.  more »
  • August 22, 2017
    This was a really different activity for us to do than the normal adrenaline seeking that we do in Queenstown. There's some real history to this place from the gold rushes of the 19th century. There's...  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    On Hwy worth stopping even if you don't purchase a ticket for the Museum. You can still charge cross the bridge over the narrow gorge of the River, beautiful scenery for a photo and you see anyway of the machines that were used for mine.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Heaps of fun and educational. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the local area and the goldrush era. The self guided tour of the miners village was great. Panning for gold was fun but as it was the middle of winter we could only do it for about 7.5 seconds before our fingers froze and dropped off into the water
  • March 20, 2017
    Nice place for a short stop. Great to see some gold mining history so well displayed and cared for and some even still working! Worth a visit and well worth the $25
  • December 2, 2016
    Awesome place to visit. Great bridge walk to get to it. Nice people, food and wine (if you're so inclined). Good parking too. Their wine tasting is awesome and they do this really nice food thing cooked in an oak barrel...yum... Little known also, is that this is an office for Wild Earth Wines.
  • May 15, 2017
    Was good but didn't find any gold maybe the pay dirt had already been run through a sluice before the paying public get a chance
  • August 8, 2017
    Had a good time found a few peices of gold

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