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Public Fossicking Area Collaboration (Aorere River area B)

Please feel free to contribute to this tread,any information you would like to share on the public fossicking area (Aorere river area B) 30 km South West of Collingwood. Information may include-vehicle access and parking,track locations,hazards,camping facilities,toilets,accommodation,access and/or local info contact numbers,boundary locations,how bad the sand flies are and last but not least any general locations for finding a little gold.(Or a lot who knows!)

Dont forget to upload any good photos or Youtube links too!!

The more of us who contribute the better so don’t be shy.

This could be an excellent resource for us Paydirt gold seekers!!


This is Brown Hut which is a the top of the fossicking area,a 16 bunk hut…be sure to book a hut pass with DOC before you go as this place gets very busy as its the end of the Heafy track, nice spot to hang out.

Can’t say I’ve found much gold here,anyone else found a wee bit of colour?

This was pretty much out from the carpark at start of the track! no colour here lol