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Kia Ora Everyone

Wheres the best rivers close to Christchurch to take my family gold panning for a day trip?

There’s unfortunately nothing that close to Christchurch (that I know of…) but you could try Goldsborough. Lots of fine gold there and good camping facilities if you would like to stay the night. It’s a public fossicking area not far away from Hokitika.

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Slab Hut Creek just past Reefton is your other closest spot .

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Wow that’s a great first post …hey y,all wheres ya best spots :joy: , maybe there needs to be a bit of a compulsory intro page ?

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yea if I told you where I go I would have to poke your eyes out

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Ha thanks guys :blush: yeh i gave goldsborough a go on the way back from Hokitika for a couple hours, had abit of fun and a laugh with the Bro

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Also heard theres gold in the Taipo and Taramakau.

Hey Kiwibro …good going mate…so there is 18 gold fossicking areas within 4 hours drive from you many with camping of some sort …if you search through subject titles in this forum each fossicking area is listed with comments and photos to give you an idea of where to look…good luck bro!!
cheers Mal

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Thanks Bro will have a geez around. the wifey hates long drives so mite be a few lone wolf trips for me

You could try up the Wilberforce Valley past Lake Coleridge. Could be worth trying any of the creeks up there

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http://www.paydirt.co.nz/locations/public-gold-fossicking-areas

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The hairs on the back of my neck were raised somewhat there keithy , I mean if it was anyone else who said that I wouldn’t worry to much I reckon I could dodge 8 fingers no trouble but 10 & a banjo heading my way simultaneously is another story :woozy_face:

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be very afraid there pete the boggy man is out there and ties grown men to trees and makes them squeal like pigs.

but don’t forget that panning or even looking for gold in any place other than fossicking areas is illegal

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