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About Ross

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!