A favourite tourist attraction in New Zealand the ‘Goldfields Mining Centre’ is the site at which the gold rush of the 19th century began. It was here that the first gold strike was made in the 1860’s and the area continued to be mined for more than a hundred years. It is believed that during this bustling era approximately 46 tons of gold were officially mined out of the region. At the centre you will understand olden mining techniques, witness the miners’ way of life and the history of the gold rush. You can uncover the gleaming past of Queenstown while staying at a luxurious Queenstown hotel. An ideal choice would be Millennium Hotel Queenstown, a star class Queenstown New Zealand hotel that will surely exceed all your holiday expectations.