Ross Heritage Centre - Start of the Trail


We recommend that you start your cycle journey in the historic gold mining town of Ross. The trail starts at the Heritage Centre on Aylmer Street, and if you haven’t already sipped into the the pace of life on the West Coast, then Ross is the ideal place to start.

The town abounds with heritage sites and beautiful walks through the old gold workings so don’t be in a hurry to climb on your bike and take off.


Ross Goldfields Heritage and Information Centre

A must-do, the Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre has beautiful park like grounds with picnic tables to relax. The museum has a replica of New Zealand’s largest gold nugget “The Hon Roddy”


Walking and Tramping

Don’t be in a hurry to climb on your bike, enjoy the old gold workings on a beautiful walk.

  • Water Race Walkway – 1 hour loop walk
  • Ross Historic Cemetery Walk – 10 minutes one way
  • Mount Greenland Tramp – 7 hour return

Golf on the Lake

Floating Golf Hole in One Challenge. Win prizes – Gold, Glacier flights or cash. $5 for 5 balls – $10 for 12 balls. Free ball when you hit the platform. Clubs supplied.

Gold Panning

Pan for gold at The Heritage Information Centre. They have undercover gold panning where you are guaranteed to find gold! Or hire a gold pan and take a 10 minute walk to Jones’s Creek to try your luck.

Food & Drink

Historic Empire Hotel

Wonderful ambiance in the old bar which is filled with historic memorabilia.

Roddy Nugget Cafe

Serving the finest gold miner inspired café food.