…crossing the beautiful Buller Gorge. View the 4.5-metre-high Whites Creek Faultine—epicentre of the 1929 Murchison earthquake. Try your hand at goldpanning, or if you dare fly back high across the Buller river on the high speed Cometline. En route to the West Coast.
attractions and activities » family fun and activities » sporting fun
…retreat offers a lifestyle of serenity and tranquility which brings a balance with nature and animals. Activities can include guided walks and goldpanning, farm tours, meet or ride the horses and of course visiting Nightingale Waterfalls.
accommodation » farmstays
…Kayaking, biking, visiting the haunted Vulcan Hotel, enjoying magnificent-views, reading before the open-fire in the book-lined study, fishing or panning for gold in the creek - every day makes a world of difference in Central Otago.
accommodation » boutique and heritage
…attractions. A faithfully restored 1900s pioneer town, born out of and stimulated by the West Coast gold rushes of the 1860s. Ride the steam train through beautiful native bush to a gold claim and pan for gold! This leading attraction also offers wedding and conference facilities.
attractions and activities » theme and leisure parks
…(some units), playground, swimming pool, BBQ, etc. Close to golf, major ski fields, Queenstown and the top attractions of this tourist area. Free goldpans - come find the elusive nuggets! Or simply come and relax.
…after the discovery of gold on the west coast. It still has the feel of a ‘frontier town’, and there are some lovely old buildings to admire. Greenstone (NZ jade) is the town's treasure these days—you can see it being polished and sculpted. You might also want to pan for gold, investigate the museum…
…Creek Falls. Greymouth has a long gold mining history. It's the largest town on the west coast and is known for its awesome seascapes. The local brewery runs tours or you can absorb some west coast history at the museum. White water rafting, sea kayaking and goldpanning are other things to do. Greymouth…
…of the early gold miners and fossick for gold (no licence is required). In the past, ground sluicing was the main method of working the gold from trough-like hollows on the surface of the area’s sandstone. Nowadays, you are invited to bring a goldpan and follow the guidelines of gold fossicking below…