Ross was settled in 1865, proving to be gold-rich. It is the sources of a fist-sized nugget weighing about 3.1kg. This was a celebrated find, and the nugget was christened 'the Honourable Roddy Nugget', after the Minister of Mines Roderick McKenzie.
Mining relics, tunnels and the remainder of miles of water race can be found in the regenerating rainforest on the many walks around Ross.
There are also some of NZ's best trout fishing nearby and at a certain low tides, you can collect mussels on the beach.
The Information Centre in Ross offers the opportunity to try your hand at gold panning and get your own Roddy nugget!
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See & Do
Ross Water Race Walkway - Walk
Ross Historic Cemetery - Walk
Mount Greenland - Tramp