West Coast, South Island, NZ

Tel: 0508 28 68 77 (within NZ)
Tel: +64 3 768 6649 (international)

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West Coast Rail Trail

Ross Gold Panning Experience

Visit us for a gold panning demonstration, and try our all-weather
    gold panning facilities. Or hire a gold pan and fossick in a natural stream

Behind the Goldfields heritage area is Jones Creek, an idyllic natural stream with a large area set aside for recreational gold panning. This is a fantastic spot to relax, enjoy a picnic lunch and listen to the native birds. The gigantic Roddy nugget was found on the banks of this stream; so come on, hire a pan and shovel and find your fortune!

Pans and shovels can be hired from Information centre for  $5.00 ($20 security deposit required). We also have small pans for sale at $8.00.

Note: This area is for hand-operated tools only.

Experience the thrill of panning for gold in gravels from the Ross Goldfields....

We have a purpose-built covered area where you can view a comprehensive demonstration, and try your own hand at panning for gold. 
 - Perfect wet-weather family activity
 - A great option for those with limited time!     

8 Whall St, Greymouth, West Coast, South Island, NZ