The Goldfields Centre is located at the southern end of Aylmer Street and is the one stop spot for Information for:

  •   What to see / do / experience
  •   Where to sleep / eat / drink
  •   What to buy
    • souvenir tea towels, magnets, postcards, gold jewellery, clothing, locally crafted pottery, wood turning, knitting and countless other items.

The centre also boasts a small museum/History room where a replica of NZ’s largest gold nugget “The Hon Roddy” resides. This was uncovered at Ross in 1909.

There is the Award winning DVD “Ross Gold Town” which plays continuously, numerous models, artefacts, photographs and old newspaper articles.

The Centre is also where you can hire/buy a gold pan and head up to the DOC fossicking area at Jones Creek where gold was first discovered in 1865 and the odd flecks are still uncovered today, or if time is short or the weather wet, you can pan undercover at the centre where your fortune could be uncovered.

There is also countless research documents available that relate to Ross’s extensive past , including mining and cemetery records.


Book ahead to ensure you can experience it all for yourself.