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Goldfields Mining Centre Business for Sale Kawarau Gorge

Secure this ‘one-of-a-kind’ Iconic NZ Gold Mining Tourism Complex now!


Business for Sale Description

Goldfields Mining Centre Business for Sale Kawarau Gorge

Goldfields Mining Center & Tourism Complex

The Goldfields Mining Center offers tourists an interactive glimpse at the history that paved the way for today’s tourist towns of Queenstown, Arrowtown, Cromwell and Wanaka. Step back in time and be enchanted and amazed by the history and resilience of those that made Central Otago their home... and the draw card that Gold can still be found here!

The Goldfields Mining Centre is located on the banks of the spectacular Kawarau River, just 40km from Queenstown, and 10 km from Cromwell. The Goldfields Mining Centre is an historic reserve, which has been set aside by New Zealand’s Department of Conservation to preserve an authentic mining site where gold has been mined for over 100 years and gold can still be found in the rocks & gravels of this unique and very special area.

On offer is an extremely long 30 year lease, for Goldfields Mining Center, which commenced on 1st September 2017, and continues through until 31st August 2047! 

Business Resources

Activities and points of interest currently available at the Goldfields Mining Centre, and included in the sale are:

  • Gold Panning - The Centre is licensed for gold fossicking and many visitors find and take home gold they have found in the virgin soils. 
  • Guided Tours - The Goldfields Mining Centre offers 2 tours of the park, to enable visitors to gain an appreciation of New Zealand's early gold mining history. All visitors have the opportunity first hand to see and handle the gold for which the park is famed. 
  • Chinese Village - A replica Chinese Village, with miner’s store and shacks evoke a period long since gone. 
  • Gold Mining Equipment - The power generated by the sluice guns is demonstrated as part of every tour, alongside the operation of one of the few remaining stamper batteries (used to crush the gold-bearing ore) still functioning in New Zealand. 
  • The Bank - An original Bank of New Zealand bank brought to the site at Goldfields, which can be converted for a variety of uses, such as a wedding venue, meeting venue (for up to 75 people) or as an intimate dining room (for up to 50 people). 
  • The Stables - A gorgeous converted mud-brick building, which can be transformed into a magical venue for events and wedding receptions, or larger dinners. The Stables gives any function a truly rustic ambiance, with its candle lighting, rough hewed timbers, and glass fronted view of an original blacksmith shop. 

Other activities operating from the Goldfields Mining Centre that draw tourists include:

  • Goldfields Jet - A spectacular jet boat ride on the mighty Kawarau River takes passengers through the heart of one of New Zealand’s most historic mining regions. 

The proposed new cycle way from Gibbston and Queenstown comes through the property adding great potential for massively increased visitor numbers.

There is a real opportunity to develop the tourism activities to include hot tubs, accommodation, day spa and salon, horse and cart rides, horse trekking, ice creamery, blacksmith, goldsmith, electric car charging in the carpark and so much more! You are only limited by your imagination!

Potential Plus: This is a tourism 'blank canvas' for an experienced tourism business operator who is looking to expand their portfolio, with additional tourism activities and hospitality businesses, and yet still has further room for development. An additional income stream is provided via the jet boat operation that utilise the facilities at Goldfields. A heli-landing-site is also present in Goldfields Mining Centre, enabling air transfers and luxury connections to surrounding areas, such as Queenstown, Central Otago and even further afield to Fiordland and the West Coast.

For full confidential information, please register on our new website, or contact Adrian Chisholm, specialist tourism broker on Mobile 021727888 or +6421727888, or email

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