Lyell is the site of a historic gold mining town in the Buller Gorge in the South Island of New Zealand. It lies on State Highway 6.
The location is now a campsite maintained by the Department of Conservation. None of the original buildings remain but a track from the campsite leads to a cemetery and an old stamping battery.
The gold rush in Lyell was in 1862.
Media related to Lyell, New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons
- The Highs and Lows of Lyell The Prow: Stories of People and Places in Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand.
- Lyell Walks Information on historic walking/cycling trails from the Department of Conservation, NZ.
Coordinates: 41°48′S 172°03′E / 41.800°S 172.050°E