Gold Nugget Hunting Adventures, New Zealand

Listing #: 3267037396
Business name: Gold Hunting Adventures
Location: Golden Bay
Nelson / Tasman
About: We conduct day trips from a special family day to individual­s. Teaching the exciting hobby of Gold Panning, Sluice Boxing and Gold Detecting
Services offered: Our friendly team teach how and where to find gold nuggets using a variety of state of the art equipment and methods.
Areas serviced: Golden Bay
Availability: Available all year... advanced booking required.
I am offering a customised teaching experience that covers everything from
- Gold panning
- Gold nugget detecting
- Jewellery, coin and relic detecting
- How to choose the right detector for you
- Sluice boxing
- NZ geology
All with the latest equipment.
Whether you are a beginner or just need some good gold prospecting tips to get started on those big nuggets.
I teach the best places to prospect for gold in the river, and how stay safe too.
With amazing beaches and rivers, Golden Bay is a fantastic place for a holiday.
All gold found is yours to keep.
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Expires: Thu 16 Dec, 7:50 pm

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My husband, 16 yr old son and I went out with Steve in Nov 2021 and had an amazing day! We learnt a great deal about where you are most likely to find gold based on rock formations, detecting (which model works well and why), panning and sluicing. Steve is a lovely guy, and incredibly passionate about gold prospecting. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and is genuinely excited when his clients find gold. Which I'm very happy to say, we did. Thanks for such a memorable day Steve!
brigadier1 (230 230 positive feedback) Address Verified Apr 2019  Tue 16 Nov
I booked back in Jan /21 to go out with Steve on a Gold Hunting Adventure..... And what an Adventure it was.. Best ever, day out.. Steve is GR8T, full of knowledge and history on Gold. Such an enthusiastic guy.. He was so excited for us to find colour.. We learned heaps, panning, suicing, cevicing and how to read the river etc etc. I was amazed how much I learnt about gold hunting. Steve is gentle, a real pleasure and thrives on genuinely showing people his Passion in Life. Do it. I Dare You
arlzmayb (33 33 positive feedback)  Mon 01 Mar
I tried to do a wee bit of panning in Otago in the past but didn't have the technique down pat, so when I was up in Golden Bay last week I booked in with Steven and what a great day I had, from panning and using a sluice to using a metal detector to find gold, I didn't find any nuggets but got some good flakes and used that new knowledge to have a go a few days later at another spot,I found some more flakes :), if you want good day out and to learn how and where to find gold book in with Steven
mark376 (1260 1260 positive feedback) Address Verified Feb 2019  Thu 25 Feb
Steve is the best tour guide. I found some nuggets. The best day ever. Friendly guy. From Hugh age 8. ????????????
sabre9m (646 646 positive feedback)  Mon 14 Dec
Had a great day out with Steve in early February this year. He is an awesome teacher and knows his stuff! We found a bit of gold in most places we looked and his enthusiasm keep us going. We also caught some claim jumpers, so to speak.IE people who shouldn't have been there!! Damn poachers! Anyway I hope things are well with you, love that specimen stuff you showed us! Regards Mark ad Tanya
marcus5698 (146 146 positive feedback)  Mon 20 Apr
Our third trip out with Steve. Amazing day as always. Well recommended.
millen1 (108 108 positive feedback)  Tue 24 Mar
Went out with Steve to find gold and gold we found. He explained the basics to where gold is and to retrieve it,from sluice box to panning.The other way to find gold was with a metal detector,which was a lot of fun .Steve is very knowledgeable about gold and is really helpful as i have a balance disorder and he went out of his way to make my dreams come true,to be able to find gold.Don't hesitate ,do it you will have a lot of fun like i did. Thanks a lot Steve.
brustr (179 179 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2018  Sat 22 Feb
Had such an amazing time with Steve metal detecting. Steve’s knowledge and enthusiasm was super cool and made learning about metal detecting extremely fun! Towards the end of the day Steve brought us to a new spot where we actually found a NUGGET! Was such a spectacular experience and would recommend to anyone interested in learning how to use a metal detector or look for gold! Thank you Steve!
tahoejacob (0 0 positive feedback)  Mon 10 Feb
Our gold mad nine year old daughter absolutely loved her day with Steve. Having no knowledge ourselves,we decided we needed some help.Steve has a wealth of knowledge and was happy to share this with us.Our day was spent in the forest and later the river.We came away with an understanding of geology,stories from the gold rush,how to find gold and how to use a detector,sluice and gold pan and of course gold fever,and GOLD.We highly recommend a trip with Steve. We will be back. The Warwicks, NZ
nixc (28 28 positive feedback)  Tue 14 Jan
We enjoyed a fantastic family day out with Steve. He is very knowledgeable and has access to some fantastic spots - both beautiful scenery and plenty of gold finds to keep us entertained. Day 1 covered gold panning techniques, sleuce box and using a metal detector. Highly recommended for all age groups and we will definitely be back for another day. Thank you!
cyder. (115 115 positive feedback) Address Verified Apr 2019  Mon 08 Apr
Had an enjoyable day out with Steve. Learned a bit more and found some nice colour to add to our collection. Looking forward to our next visit. Highly recommended.
millen1 (108 108 positive feedback)  Tue 08 Jan
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 shine through. And even found my first couple of nuggets! we will definitely be back. Thank you so much. Kirsty and Susan
oscar0909 (20 20 positive feedback)  Sun 26 Aug
My son and I planned a gold panning trip to the south island and happened upon Steve's add 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
rogerbayliss (188 188 positive feedback)  Sun 08 Apr
Have just spent 3 fantastic days with Steve. We covered panning, metal detecting, sluicing, geology & even care of the forest & river. We didn't do dredging this trip, water was cold & I'm warm blooded. Steve is a true professional who is always willing to share his wealth of experience. 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!
dickie80 (105 105 positive feedback)  Fri 06 Apr
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 pice 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.
brewen (5 5 positive feedback)  Tue 27 Mar
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 your a natural guide/teacher, pretty sure George will be back soon for another day and to add to his precious gold collection.
buzzangel (2 2 positive feedback)  Tue 06 Feb
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!
lazette (368 368 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2019  Wed 24 Jan
Steven Bulmer: Thank you for such kind words. I have been watching out for a detector for you and may have found a not to expensive one that suites. please call me if you are interested:)
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