Ross is the source of ‘the Honourable Roddy Nugget’, a fish-sized gold nugget weighing about 3.1kg! You can see why it is called Ross “Gold Town”. Ross is a picturesque town and a worthwhile stop on your travels.
Here are some ideas:
Walk the Ross Water Race Walkway to see goldmining relics and the old Ross Cemetary.
Ross is a key starting or stopping point for the West Coast Wilderness Trail, a NZ “great Ride” cycle trail.
The Information Centre in Ross offers the opportunity to try your hand at gold panning and get your own Roddy nugget!