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South IslandWest CoastHokitika

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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7 reviews with the most recent first

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Rima

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant. Old tunnels and at the end you will end up on the river where they found the first piece of gold. If you look in the sand you will see some tiny shiny gold flakes:)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Kerry Painter

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A great family walk. Even though the path is quite steep at times for younger children there are plenty of sights to keep them interested such as the miners hut, the cemetery and the small tunnels.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Harriet Holm

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely forest walk.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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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.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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J Meindersma

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Track one hour.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Tom Bos

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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PamB

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk with some explanations of the gold mining history.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in April 2009

7 reviews with the most recent first

Rima's avatar

Rima

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant. Old tunnels and at the end you will end up on the river where they found the first piece of gold. If you look in the sand you will see some tiny shiny gold flakes:)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

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Kerry Painter's avatar

Kerry Painter

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A great family walk. Even though the path is quite steep at times for younger children there are plenty of sights to keep them interested such as the miners hut, the cemetery and the small tunnels.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Harriet Holm

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely forest walk.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

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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.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2011

J Meindersma's avatar

J Meindersma

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Track one hour.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Tom Bos

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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PamB

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk with some explanations of the gold mining history.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in April 2009