Ross Goldfields Water Race walk - New Zealand Travel Reviews (80% from 6 reviews) - Starting from the information centre carpark, the track initially follows Mt Greenland Road for about 15 minutes, before …

Ross Goldfields Water Race walk

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Time: 45 minutes return Features Rainforest, gold history, relics, old cemetery.

Starting from the information centre carpark, the track initially follows Mt Greenland Road for about 15 minutes, before reaching the signposted forest track on the right side of the road. The track climbs to an old water race, which it follows through regenerating native forest, passing numerous old gold workings including tunnels, several dam sites and a replica miner's hut. After passing through the original Ross Cemetery, the walkway exits at the top of St James Street, with a short walk back to the carpark. This is a walk that people of a medium to low level of fitness would enjoy.

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Michal Maly

Czech Republic

Ranking: 7/10

Reviewed 09 March 2013

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Harriet Holm

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely forest walk.

Lovely forest walk.

Reviewed 19 March 2012

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Ray Coombe

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Interesting and informative restoration of historic buildings and walk around mining sites and cemetery etc.

Interesting and informative restoration of historic buildings and walk around mining sites and cemetery etc.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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J Meindersma

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Track one hour.

Track one hour.

Reviewed 27 April 2011

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Xandra

Netherlands

If you are driving up north from Auckland, use highway 16, which goes out northwest to Wellsford. The roads are far more wow and scenic with less traffic, lots of beaches to see along the way.

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Tom Bos

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting

Interesting

Reviewed 14 April 2010

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PamB

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk with some explanations of the gold mining history.

Nice walk with some explanations of the gold mining history.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in April 2009