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Pure Gold Experience Tour - Goldfields Mining Centre

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Mine for gold and discover all things "gold" at Goldfields Mining Centre!

Mine for gold and discover all things "gold" at Goldfields Mining Centre!

Highlights

  • Get a fascinating insight into New Zealand's early gold mining history
  • Experience the thrill of finding gold amongst virgin ground by gold panning
  • See demonstrations of gold mining machines used in the past
  • Learn all about the Central Otago Goldrush history
  • A fantastic idea for all ages and walks of life!

Take a unique voyage of discovery and wonder at The Goldfields Mining Centre on a tour that could only be better described as pure gold!

You'll join a local guide and explore the 25 hectare site at the Goldfields Mining Centre, where you'll discover a Chinese village, many shafts and tunnels and learn about the way miners lived and worked in the area.

Get an insight into the Central Otago Goldrush history and see a demonstration of the California sluice gun fired up to reveal its awesome water pressure used to dislodge gold bearing ore. You'll also see how the stamper battery was used to crush gold-bearing rock.

Top off the experience with a gold panning demonstration and the chance to try your luck at it!

A must do attraction for both Kiwis and international visitors alike, there's something for everyone at the Goldfields Mining Centre.

Adult $35.00
Child $17.00
Infant $0.00 (Under 5 years)
Family Pass $95.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Location

  • Kawarau Gorge
  • State Highway 6 (Between Cromwell in Queenstown)
  • 40 minutes drive from Queenstown

Notes

  • Opening Hours:

    Sep - April 9am - 5pm

    May - August 10am - 4pm

Available Bookings from 19 May to 1 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$24.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$17.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$24.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family Pass$95.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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kayall05 from New Zealand wrote on 02 October 2022

Cool place to visit

Some inspiring talks on gold and how people made/found their fortune. We then got shown some old machinary used to break down the rocks containing gold. Also got a chance to pan for gold but ran out of time - only got 2 flakes of gold. There was also a self-guided walk you could do but didn't have time.

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Ben Beierer from Germany wrote on 24 March 2024

Great Experience!

It's a little diffrent tourist attraction, but that makes it cool.

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Michelle from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2024

Wonderful experience

Was a wonderful experience. Enjoyed the walks and the gold panning.

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Nicole from New Zealand wrote on 02 December 2017

Goldfield tour

It was a very hot day the last day of spring not even summer yet. Tour was good but a bit short. The short self guided tour could use a guide. Very friendly staff. Loved the gold panning especially when husband found some gold. Could do with a sunshade over this area and people would spend more time panning.

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Anna from New Zealand wrote on 21 April 2024

gold panning

Very informative

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