Local Ross Activities


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


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.


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

Enjoy sailing on the lakes



(on St James Street)

In 2016 St Patricks Church celebrated 150 years.

Church Services is the 4th Sunday of every month @ 10.45am.



  • 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

Come and see our Facebook Page for info about this years event

Wood Chopping

Boxing Day Picnic

Check out the Ross Goldfields Facebook page for more infomation.


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.