Gold 'fossiking' is an age-old tradition in New Zealand and an activity that has shaped New Zealand's history. A couple of recent gold finds in New Zealand and Australia have generated a renewed interest gold panning and created a new generation of amateur gold enthusiasts to join the faithful who already enjoy the activity of fossiking for gold.
There are over forty sites in New Zealand where one can pan for gold without a licence. Kiwi Gold focuses on these mini goldfields, describing in detail where they are, how to get to them and what to do when you get there. Contains detailed maps of both the sites and the picturesque tracks and paths that access them.