The ‘Roddy Nugget’ - New Zealand’s largest gold nugget was unearthed here in Ross a small town just South of Hokitika, on the West Coast. Learn about the town's heritage and hire a gold pan to try your hand at the Ross Goldfields – you might just find your own “Roddy”. Alternatively, head to the river where there is also a public gold fossicking area. more
The Ross Historic Goldfields walks offer a range of fun with mine tunnel entrances, mining relics and an historic cemetery on show. They are great fun for the family. There is even a curio room available for free viewing. Near Ross is the Totara Valley, a good place for an easy half day mountain bike.
Surrounded by forestry, Ross is popular for bushwalking, birdwatching and both freshwater and saltwater fishing.
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Set in a spectacular landscape of indigenous forest stretching from the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea. Spacious guest suites and stylish shared lounges look out to sea; luxurious appointments include fine linens and deep baths designed for stargazing. Delicious continental and cooked breakfasts are included and dinners available on request. Paramata Lodge also offers guided wilderness tours and activities.
Mobile-friendly - An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. The steel platform is 20 metres high and 400 metres long, and has easy access for all to enjoy. Take in the stunning vista of the Tasman Sea and snow-capped Southern Alps from the 40-metre high Hokitika Tower.
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