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Gold is history for tour guide Joy Stepan. Her great-grandfather mined gold in the 19th century gold rush in Australia and struck success near Grenfell in New South Wales.

Born and raised in Australia, Joy shares her mining and prospecting experiences
with visitors looking for a unique outdoor adventure.

Joy has her own Gold Claims around Barkerville.She offers Camping and Gold Panning. Her full service Campground is in historic Wells 1930's Gold boom town. 

At the Campground, Joy teaches guests how and where to explore for Gold. While exploring for the precious yellow metal at her nearby picturesque creek side Claim, guests experience a unique soft adventure that is ideal for all age groups.

 Joy's R.V. Park is a five minute drive from summer entertainment at 
1860's Barkerville Gold Rush Town.


Joy's Great Grand Uncle, Donald Sutherland and family.

Donald Sutherland

Sutherland Falls South Island New Zealand

George Robert Keats Joy's Great Grandfather ..A success story in Australia's 19th century Gold Rush


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