I found this area good to stop at and simply look around the surrounds. There are good toilets, and some activities to do. Also some short walks that show off some of the gold mining history of the location. Certainly, worth stopping for a hour just to look around.
This is a great activity for families. The place is steeped in West Coast history and vernacular and it's perfect for getting the idea of what gruelling conditions these people lived and worked in. There is an exciting, slightly spooky (adds to the thrill!) walkway - up hill and down dale with little shantys, tailings, goldworking and an early graveyard... 更多
As part of a big group traveling around New Zealand we stopped here to have a break. A nice cosy place and enjoyed wandering around the different heritage buildings. The site also consist of a small-scale museum with a information centre and shop. Helpful and welcoming local staff.
Ross is a Historic Gold Mining town on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand. It is well worthwhile stopping off whilst undertaking a driving tour of the West Coast. The museum with the many old buildings gives an insight of what life was like in the 1800s.
Spent a rainy morning here. Very interesting place. Lots of great history and got to try some gold panning. Staff were friendly and chatty. Well worth a visit if you are in the area, take your time and do the walk (even in the rain).
Ross is about midway between Franz Josef and Greymouth. It's well worth visiting when travelling between these better known towns.... 更多