Reviews

These are some of the experiences that our clients have had with us at

Gold Hunting Adventures

"We spent 2 days with Brett and Steve over our Christmas holiday and they did not disappoint!! We learnt where and how to get some gold. Some skills that we will be using when we get a claim of our own in the near future!! Day 1 we learnt the basics, how to pan and setup a sluice, identifying the best areas to find gold and we had some success!! Day 2 we went to a completely different spot. Using a metal detector and our new found skills of panning we found some great gold! As Steve says “the gold gods were on our side”we look forward to our next trip down South as we’re definitely coming back. These guys are spectacular value for money. Brett and Steve know their stuff and they are very easy to get along with. 2 great days of learning, success and laughs."

—  Luke & Kelsey , Hamilton

"Absolutely fantastic! My friend and I spent a few hours with Steve and couldn't have asked for a better guide. His passion for hunting and teaching really shined through and even found my first couple of nuggets! we will definitely be back. Thank you so much."

—  Kirsty and Susan, Motueka

"Fabulous day out searching for Gold with my 14 year old son. Learnt so much about the whole process and history whilst in stunning NZ scenery. Thanks Steve, you're a natural guide/teacher, pretty sure George will be back soon for another day and to add to his precious gold collection."

—  Tracey, Golden Bay

"Have just spent 3 fantastic days with Steve. We covered panning, metal detecting, sluicing, geology & even care of the forest & river.  He did most of the work & i kept all the gold!:) Quick, grab him before he disappears! You won't be disappointed! Prospecting is hard work so you better know where to look. Thank you Steve. Absolutely excellent!"

—  Richard, Hamilton

"My son and I planned a gold panning trip to the south island and happened upon Steve's ad and thought given our inexperience it would be of value to spend some time with him before heading out on our own. Well that proved to be an understatement. Steve's knowledge and ability to teach on both an adult and children's level was outstanding and great fun. You wont find a better instructor and a genuinely nice guy. Fantastc value for money, we will be back, Thanks Steve"

—  Roger, Helensville

"I spent only 4 hours with Steve but learnt so much in such a small amount of time. He started at the beginning from going through my gear to testing my detector and showing me what sort of geography is best for detecting. We even went out to the field and I happen to find my very first piece of gold with my detector!! He also went through Sluice boxing in the creeks. Steve is a top bloke and great teacher with a wealth of knowledge."

—  Brent, Nelson

"Fantastic experience! Well recommended! We chose this for our 8 year old as he is really keen on finding gold. Steve gave him a awesome day out, he learnt so much and has not stopped talking about it since! Thank you so much for making a young boys dream come true!"

—  Bridget, Golden Bay

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

021 201 8244  //  goldpanning@yahoo.com  // 
775 Collingwood-Bainham Main Road, Rockville, 
Golden Bay, New Zealand

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