Ross Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

Attractions in & Near Ross, West Coast

Floating Golf Challenge, Ross

In the heart of Ross over the old opencast mine which has now been transformed in to a lake you will find the Floating Golf Hole in One Challenge.

Win prizes – Gold, Glacier flights or cash. $5 for 5 balls, $10 for 12 balls. Clubs supplied. Win a free ball when you hit the platform.

floating golf challenge

Water Race Walkway, Ross

1 hour loop walk

From the car park at the Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre follow a stone wall pathway and up onto Mt Greenland Road, follow Mt Greenland road for about 15 minutes before turning right at a sign and into a forest track.

The track climbs to an old water race and then follows this through regenerating native forest, passing numerous old gold workings including tunnels, several dam sites and a replica miner’s hut. The old Ross Historic cemetery comes next and there are sweeping views over Ross and the Tasman Sea you will discover many a sad tale of drowning and mining accidents. The walkway exits onto St James St take the path past the Historic Bell Tower and through the native bush path to De Bakkers Cottage and the Poppet Head.

This is a walk that people of a medium to low fitness can enjoy.

Mount Greenland, Ross

7 hours return

This walk follows a very rough and un-maintained road to the top of Mount Greenland. The road is a steady incline and mostly follows an old miner’s pack track. It passes through tall rimu forest then several changes in vegetation type can be seen as altitude is gained. On a clear day, the tussock covered top of Mount Greenland has amazing views in every direction.

You should carry warm clothing, a raincoat and take plenty of food and water for the journey. Strong shoes or tramping boots are recommended, and the walk is suitable for those with a medium to good level of fitness.

Note: Beyond the summit, the road continues steeply downhill to the site of the old mining village at the back of Mt Greenland. This will add several hours to the journey and is not recommended as a day walk.

mt greenland

Eco Rafting Adventures NZ, Ross

The meeting point for their high country rafting trips leave from Ross.

Call 03 755 4254 or email

Eco rafting

West Coast Scenic Waterways

Within 15 minutes’ drive from Ross you can find the West Coast Scenic Waterways offering cruises and kayaking on Lake Mahinapua.

Relax to sound of the birdsong tranquility as you take in the scenery; the mirror finished lake amid ancient Rimu and Kamahi trees with the snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Enjoy freedom kayaking or a cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer. Capture the picturesque beauty of the Mahinapua waterways along the original route used by pioneers, gold diggers and early explorers. Experience majestic views of Mt.Cook and the Southern Alps and outstanding West Coast flora, fauna and native rain forests.

scenic waterways

Eco Adventurer Cruise

$5- $40

Come and see the beauty of the West Coasts Lake Mahinapua as you cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer. Cruises aboard the Eco Adventurer are suitable for all ages. This is a 90 minute cruise up the Mahinapua Creek and on to Lake Mahinapua to view the magnificent Southern Alps and Aoraki Mount Cook.

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Hire a Kayak for a self-guided adventure. Optionally local historian and comic character Gavin Hopper can accompany you to add to your experience.
We have single person ride-on kayaks as well as tandem two person kayaks available. Hiring options range from 2 hours to 8 hours.
8 Hour Kayak hire for a self-guided trip on the Mahinapua waterways.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a confident adult. Children under 13 must share a tandem (two person) kayak with an adult.

As this is a self-guided trip on moving water, it is a requirement that you have some experience kayaking and are able to swim.

Kayak Adventure - Full day hire: $70.00 - $90.00
Kayak Adventure - Half Day Hire: $50.00 - $70.00

Westcoast Treetop Walk & Café

Suitable for all the family, the Westcoast Treetop Walk & Cafe is just a 15 minute drive north of Ross. An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds, high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long.

Come and enjoy a leisurely 45 minute to one hour stroll through the beautiful West Coast rainforest tree tops.

westcoast treetop walk

Hokitika Gorge

Heading North there is Hokitika Gorge with its stunning blue water and easy walking trail, and whilst out that way check out the Lake Kaniere area. Just beautiful.|

Sometimes you see photos of a tourist spot and think yeah right, it can’t look as good as that in real life however,  the Hokitika Gorge is one of those places. The vivid turquoise water surrounded by lush native bush looks too good to be true but trust us, it is well worth a visit.

The Hokitika Gorge is 33kms from Hokitika.

Hokitika Gorge

Farwest Farm Tours

A little further away to our south you'll find Jock and the Farwest Farm Tours in Hari Hari - a great tour around on his working dairy. At Farwest Farm Tours you will experience the viewing of a live milking of the cows that live and graze with the rest of our herd, and afterwards, you will be able to touch and interact with the cows.

$25 per adult
$10 per child (under 18)
$60 family pass (two adults, three kids)

Jock Nolan and Jade Campbell
Telephone: 027 536 2481200
Wanganui Flat Road, Hari Hari, South Westland 7884.

farwest tours

Glacier Country Scenic Flights

Want a thrill? Try Glacier Country Scenic Flights based in Whataroa, just south of Hari Hari.

Just mention you're staying with us at Ross Beach Top10 and Kevin will look after you.

Glacier country scenic flights
We just had two fantastic nights at Ross Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. We had a powered site for our caravan and the location was awesome - watching the sunset right in front of the caravan. The communal kitchen facilities and ablution block are amazing - very clean and well looked after. This place is a credit to the region and a real jewel in the crown. There are also self-contained options in tastefully decorated recycled shipping containers. Gem of a place right on the beach and close to the start/finish of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Can't wait to go back.



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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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