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Ross Historic Goldfields Walkway

The Ross Historic Goldfields Walkway journeys through regenerating native bush, past relics from the 1865 gold rush and through the original Ross cemetery. The walkway follows the remains of a network of water-races, which supplied water to the sluicing operations of the goldfields during the 1865 gold rush.

The Ross Goldfields Information and Heritage Centre, located at the northern end of the walkway, provides interesting background information on the history of the Ross Goldfields.

Visitors can return along the walkway the way they came or follow Mount Greenland Road to form a loop.


Ross Historic Goldfields Walkway can be accessed from the Ross Goldfields Information and Heritage Centre on Aylmer.

Conditions and closures

To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, visit the Department of Conservation's website or contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.

At a glance

Walking time: 1 hour one way
Length: 1.2km one way
Created: 17 October 1985
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation

For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, visit the Ross Historic Goldfields walks page on the Department of Conservation’s website.

Photo provided courtesy of Ross Goldfields Information & Heritage Centre.