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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  • It is a very interesting place with a very fiendly and helpful staff (especially Piers!) leave yourself at least an hour to visit.  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 ...  more »
  • We came here for the jet boat adventure and we also looked around what to do else. Going and seeing some mine things, pretty cool i think. But 20 $ was just to much  more »
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  • I enjoyed a Good few hours here. A good historical talk about gold mining in the early days of Nz's history. Finished off with a gold panning lesson and then your free to do it your self. However we didn't find any gold.
  • Good for kids. The gold mining is hard work for the back and only the lucky find something. Feeling lucky?
  • Nice Tour. Learned a lot about gold mining it's history and present. You can even try your own luck and find your own gold flake. Loved it!
  • Good way to experience gold. The staff will tell you about the history of gold and the hold rush here in NZ, let you handle different kinds of gold and show you how the very old machinery operates. You will also have the chance to pan for gold yourself!
  • Interesting and informative - and you get to keep any gold you get by panning the river gravel...

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