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Gold Hunting Half Day Adventure
Gold Hunting with a local gold prospector.The Gold Rush is on!
Find your own gold with the help of a local prospector.
His knowledge of the local geology, the hydrology and years of experience will enable you to go with him straight to the locations currently showing good gold colours.
He "claims" to have gold in your pan within two hours or he will eat his hat!
Gold can be elusive and different areas yield different levels at various times depending on things like which rivers recently had floods in them revealing the gold or who has been "working" an area recently-dont go there as they'll have taken the gold already!
We will supply...
Where will you go?
This area is not called the Gold Coast for nothing!
There really is gold on the beaches.
It will depend on where we have been finding gold recently and which claims are available as nobody can just go gold hunting where-ever they like.
There needs to be a registered claim with a gold licence and some claim owners may be working the area commercially so it will depend on what they are up to at the time of your visit.
So it will either be on a beach or up on of the nearby river valleys.
How much gold will you get?
That depends on how hard you work! No, really it depends on many things. But we are confident that you will find a few flakes at least, to show you how its done and so you'll learn what to look out for when prospecting for good gold ground.
And it's all about gold panning technique too. We will teach you how to use a gold pan but some people do have difficulty with getting the Knack! If you are one of these then we will do it for you.
Departs from Greymouth at 8 Whall Street (next to McDonald's in town centre) Check in times are 8.30am & 1:30pm.
Please include your preferred time in your booking. Allow 4 hours. Longer gold hunting trips can be arranged but we think this one will give you an idea of how it goes. But if you want a day trip let us know.
Cancellations: Please note that once you are booked, if you do not turn up, if you cancel outside of 72 hours or if someone in your group does not go then the credit card you use to make your booking is charged in full. So you need to be sure everyone does want to go. You can cancel outside of 72 hours and there is no charge. We do advise you to take out travel insurance.
$1,145pp, 2 days + 2 Tours. TranzAlpine Train 2 Day Package. Incl 2 Tours. Start Christchurch return to CHCH
Return TranzAlpine Train trip for 1 person sharing a room. Includes accommodation, breakfast and one activity tour from a choice of four. Price is for one person.