Local Activities

HERITAGE AREA

  •   Waterwheel
  •   Sluice nozzle
  •   Bell Tower
  •   St Patrick’s Catholic Church
  •   Old Ross Goal
  •   Jones Flat Mining

WESTCOAST PENGUIN TRUST

We have experts working on the protection of penguins and seabirds but we need your help to continue our projects that will ensure the survival of these threatened species on the West Coast. You can donate by clicking here.

 Blue Penguins are frequent visitors to the Ross Beach area, if you see any footprints, report them to the Ross Beach Top 10 Holiday Park on the Blue Penguin Watch Chart.

KAYAKING AND SAILING

Bring your kayaks and take advantage of the Totara and Mikonui rivers.

Enjoy sailing on the lakes

 

ST PATRICKS CATHOLIC CHURCH

(on St James Street)

In 2016 St Patricks Church celebrated 150 years.

Church Services are the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month @ 10.30am. 

ARCHERY RANGE

Archery Club gather at the Ross Domain every fine Sunday. Children and beginners are at 9am, with Sharp shooters at 1pm.

Contact Doug and Amon Howitt at the Ross Store for more information.

BIRDLIFE IN ROSS

 

  • New Zealand Falcon
  • Tui
  • Kereru
  • Fantail
  • Tomtit
  • Robin
  • Chaffinch
  • Silver-eye
  • Goldfinch
  • White Heron
  • Swamp Harrier Hawk
  • Kingfisher
  • Kea
  • Magpie
  • Bellbird
  • Morepork
  • Owl
  • Pukeko
  • Weka
  • Yellow Hammer
  • Shag
  • Grey
  • Warbler
  • Swallow
  • Plover
  • Terns
  • Petrels
  • Seagull
  • Blackbird
  • Thrush
  • Sparrow
  • Bittern
  • Starling
  • Mallard Duck
  • Paradise Duck
  • Grey Duck

 

Ross Gold Town Fun Run

Wood Chopping

Boxing Day Picnic

MOUNT GREENLAND

Time: 7 hours return

Distance: 18 km return

This walk follows a very rough and unmaintained road to the top of Mount Greenland. The road, which mainly follows an old miner’s pack track, passes through tall rimu forest and climbs steadily.  Several changes in vegetation type can be seen as altitude is gained. The top of Mount Greenland (905 meters) has a cover of sub-alpine vegetation and tussock.  This walk is best undertaken on a fine day to make the most of the amazing 360 degree views.

You should carry warm clothing, a raincoat, a windproof jacket and take plenty of food and water for the journey. Strong shoes or tramping boots are recommended.  This walk will suit those with a medium to good level of fitness.

Note: The road continues steeply downhill to the site of the old mining village at the back of Mt Greenland. This will add several hours to the journey and is therefore not recommended as a day walk.