Ross Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

Ross Information & Services

About the Town of Ross

Visit Ross Beach for great fishing, fossicking and long walks. There is also a covered swimming pool and squash court available to visitors.

Try fishing off the beach or  in the Mikonui or Totara Rivers for trout. Who knows you might even find gold on the beach. Hire a gold pan from us for an hour and try your luck.

Ross is an old Gold mining town dating back to 1860's. There is a wonderful Museum to visit (see below) along with a 1 hour long walk up through the old mine water race.

Ross information centre

Ross Emergency Services

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In an emergency dial 111

Phone 03 756 8310 for Hokitika Police Station

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In an emergency dial 111 to call the Volunteer Fire Brigade based in Ross.

The Ross Fire Siren can be sounded by breaking the glass and pushing the alarm button at the front of the Fire Station. Wait at the station, for the fireman to arrive.

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In an emergency dial 111

The Ross Volunteer Fire Brigade are also a Medical first response in medical emergencies.

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Civil Defence

The wardens post is at Ross Fire Station.

The public reporting post is at Ross School.

Ross Businesses

Ross information centre

Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre
Ph. 03 755 4077

The Information Centre is located on the south end of Aylmer Street and along with Information for travellers hosts a well stocked gift shop selling everything from gold jewellery to postcards. there is a good range of tea towels, N.Z. made possum merino - the range includes cardigans, jerseys, scarves, gloves and hats.

In the Information Centre there is a small museum which includes a replica of New Zealand’s largest gold nugget “The Hon Roddy” which was discovered in Ross in 1909.

'Ross Gold Town', an award winning DVD plays continually. There are many models, photographs and all things relating to Ross’s great history.

Research facilities are available; there are mining, cemetery records, and photographs. If you want to do some research that you book in ahead as the staff have limited time in the busy season.

You can buy your own pan and head up to the Department of Conservation controlled public fossicking at Jones Creek and search for gold or if time is short gold pan at the Centre. Hire pans and shovels are also available from the Centre.

Around the Centre there are a few historic buildings which are free to enter -  these are The De Bakkers Cottage (an original miner’s residence), the old Ross Jail, and also St Patrick's Church across the road.

The Water Race Walkway leaves from the Information Centre's car park where there are picnic tables and public toilets.

The flowering cherries planted in the area make a spectacular display in both spring and autumn.

Ross Store - General Store & Takeaway

Located on the main SH6 in the middle of Ross, the general store sells all the usual items plus a good supply of fresh fruit & vegetables, milk, newspapers and Petrol.

There is also an ATM in store, and a great little takeaway service.

Roddy Nugget Café

Again in the heart of Ross, next door to the general store, is the Roddy Nugget Café. It opens seasonally, but does a hearty breakfast - just right if you're heading off on the cycle trail for a full day in the saddle.

Other Businesses & Retail

  • Jen Hung Jade
  • Rodger and Penny Chapman – Jade and Bone Carving
  • Steve Maitland – Jade Carving
  • Ross Motors
  • Hokitika

    Approximately 20 minutes drive away is our nearest larger town, Hokitika. Here you can find all the usual businesses and shops, such as banks, supermarkets, hardware store, etc.

    Awesome place for a get away! Very cozy and comfortable cottages, only a few meters away from ocean so you will hear ocean from your bed.



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    Ross Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

    145 Ross Beach Road
    West Coast, NZ

    Phone: +64 3 4298277
    Cell Phone: 021 428 566


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