We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Goldfields Mining Centre

State Highway 6, Cromwell, New Zealand
+64 800 111 038
Website
Save
Review Highlights
An excellent way to mix culture, fun and outdoor

The visit was unexpected but the afternoon turned out to be great... The staff is extremely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
benthetraveler2014
,
Germany
Interesting glimpse into the history of the area

We went fairly late in the day and seemed to be the only visitors. We did a half hour self guided... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alison N
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Read all 136 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gold panning” (35 reviews)
“pan for gold” (18 reviews)
“guided tour” (20 reviews)
LOCATION
State Highway 6, Cromwell, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 800 111 038
Write a Review
Reviews (136)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit was unexpected but the afternoon turned out to be great... The staff is extremely knowledgeable, finds a way to be as interesting and enriching to the kids in the group as well as the knowledgeable adults... The mix of hands on experience, look...More

Thank benthetraveler2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went fairly late in the day and seemed to be the only visitors. We did a half hour self guided walk then had a very interesting chat with our guide who told us about the history of gold mining in the area, then demonstrated...More

Thank Alison N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you like history, it is a fun place to come. There is a walk, for those who can walk somewhat rugged terrain, with story boards. the Chinese buildings are left from a movie set, but fun to see; and they demonstrate a real working...More

Thank monkeysmom21
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We saw this place whilst traveling to Queenstown and had to stop and glad we did. Very friendly owners and they offer jet boating through the canyon, historic gokd site, wine and food lunch.

Thank Jamie2622
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you Jamie. As well...we offer horse trekking. So many reasons to pull off the main road and stop!

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Very good place to visit. We took the guided tour and it was very informative and Peter the guide was fantastic. Kids had a fantastic time panning for gold.

Thank Dale4wd
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for the review Dale. Will be sure and let Peter our guide know you rated him as fantastic! Glad you had such a good time.

Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was a really different activity for us to do than the normal adrenaline seeking that we do in Queenstown. There's some real history to this place from the gold rushes of the 19th century. There's a walk around the reconstructed village as well as...More

Thank Ian D
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you Ian. For the adrenaline seekers, bear in mind we do have a thrilling jet boat ride through the gorge here as well, if you are ever back this way!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We just stumbled across this on the way back from Highlands & we were pleasantly surprised. We umm'd & ahh'd at the price at first but we just figured, why not? & we are really glad we did. The staff are all really friendly &...More

Thank Alicia N
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

We are glad you stopped too Alicia. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience as well. Geoff is indeed passionate about sharing his knowledge. Glad you found a little something at panning.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

It is a fascinating place to see and has a very nice Cafe and Gift shop. The problem is the prices are a little ridiculous for what you get. Need to knock about $10 off the entry fee anf then you would really have something....More

Thank Gary M
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Hi Gary. We sure are proud of our living history. Not sure if you paid the $25 admission and went forth to spend the full 2 hours here, including the 1 hour fully guided tour?? Thank you for your feedback nonetheless.

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Peter our guide was excellent. We did miss the start of the tour which was a shame but we were finishing lunch next door at wild earth. We loved the fact that you could gold pan until your heart was content. While our party of...More

Thank herm5
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

We will be sure to tell Peter you enjoyed his tour. We are thrilled that you rate this as one of your family's favourite experience on a gold mining/historical site! Thank you.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

This 25 hectare reserve was once know as Gee's Flat.It was consistently mined for over 100 years. Today it gives the nearest idea of how harsh and laborious conditions were in 1880.The Centre has realistically preserved prospecting and sluicing areas and dams and tunnels can...More

Thank janc172
GoldfieldsMining, Guest Relations Manager at Goldfields Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for taking time to review the terrain here. It really is so much better to enjoy the self guided walks, and the fully guided 1 hour tour. That way the story of our gold rush comes to life.

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty
426 reviews
5.45 km away
Carrick Winery & Restaurant
252 reviews
6.47 km away
Armando's Kitchen
262 reviews
6.74 km away
Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door
284 reviews
.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
Highlands Motorsport Park
541 reviews
4.00 km away
Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door
119 reviews
5.45 km away
Domain Road Vineyard
13 reviews
3.93 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
menctomas
26 September 2016|
Answer
Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about public transport, We hired a car
0
Votes
Stephen G
31 July 2016|
Answer
Response from NancyTR | Reviewed this property |
No idea, sorry.
0
Votes