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Waihi Gold Mine Tours

126 Seddon Street, Waihi, New Zealand
+64 7-863 9015
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Wow, awesome spot

Our boys love machines and this place was a cool little find. The huge machine at the top is so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
J9421NBannab
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Tauranga, New Zealand
via mobile
Very Interesting

Was sceptical about going through museum but kids were keen and weren't allowed to go by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Galbraith5
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Arrowtown, New Zealand
via mobile
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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126 Seddon Street, Waihi, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our boys love machines and this place was a cool little find. The huge machine at the top is so cool and our kids loved getting close to it. Then being able to view the mine from up there as well is awesome. Can't believe...More

Thank J9421NBannab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was sceptical about going through museum but kids were keen and weren't allowed to go by themselves. However it was very well set up and super interesting and relevant.

Thank Galbraith5
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit. The tour involves being picked up from Discovery centre in scan and being driven to various parts of mine and mining industry. We were fortunate that our tour only had the two of us and one family so plenty of space...More

Thank Strickes
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The tour give a great understanding of how gold and silver are extracted. The tour guide is very well informed, caters to all ages and handles all queries with great courtesy.

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Initially we were taken to the rim of the large open cut pit. We did not see any activity in the pit as it was closed abruptly by a recent massive rock slip. There were machines operating immediately above the slip. Looked like a suicidal...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

It wasn't what we expected. You were taken out on a bus and went to the open mine where they explained a lot about how open mines work and about the 'slip' that occurred a few years back. Your were then taken to a live...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I am pleased to have gone on the tour but wouldn't do it again. The tour guide was new to the job and didn't concentrate on what he was doing. The teacher guide was very informative, but our tour was spoilt by the new guide...More

Thank Grandvisitor
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Our guide Mike knew a lot about the open pit and the current underground mining. He made it interesting and fun to learn how gold and silver are extracted from the ore. We were really impressed by how the mining company cleans up the area...More

Thank zekibey2
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Mike was very informative. It was great to see the mine and learn alot about it.

Thank joanneZ9840RC
Reviewed 9 January 2017

You can walk around the rim of Martha mine and you will be impressed, but the real treat is to take a tour. You will be amazed by what you learn, our guide was knowledgeable about the mine, the area, the history and was able...More

Thank Janine B
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Pam D
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There was very little walking on our tour. We only had to step out of the mini bus at 3 different areas and not walk any distance at all. The bus stopped right where you did the viewing. We literally walked a few steps at... More
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