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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!

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 26 Jun to 02 Jul 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Adult$21.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free
  • Family Pass$95.00

  • Adult$24.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$17.00
  • Infant Free
  • 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

4.7

133 reviews

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Janice Rowe from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2017

great tours and interesting

We had a great tour of the working machinery and very informative self guide tour of the rest of the attraction. we loved having a go at the gold panning and that you were not on a time restriction. The restaurant was fully booked after our 3 hour visit which was a pity, otherwise we would have dined at the Restaurant.

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Mary Duncker from New Zealand wrote on 22 June 2022

Gold panning

Great value for money. The only improvement I can suggest is that the guide could have stayed at the gold panning area a bit longer to coach the visitors in their attempts.

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lisay2 from New Zealand wrote on 06 June 2022

Great experience

The tour is full of very interesting info. Like other reviews, I really wish I'd gone earlier. We were there 3 hours but there's so much to see, I still felt it was a rush to fit into 3 hours and that I only saw less than half of what's on offer. I really hope tourism revs up soon and this attraction can get back to full capacity, especially reopening the cafe. It would be a beautiful spot for lunch and a drink in the sun, although it was also nice that it wasn't crowded. It's a great winter activity if you wrap up because once the sun comes out and you walk a little, you warm up fast

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Annet Woolford from New Zealand wrote on 01 May 2022

Great time

So interesting. You can spend the whole day here

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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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