Waihi has been famous for its gold since 1878 and has a unique New Zealand story to tell. The brand new Gold Discovery Centre and Waihi Gold Mine Tours convey this fascinating story to visitors.
Visitors are immersed in interactive activities where ‘you can do so much more than just see’ at the Discovery Centre and on Tour the well-informed guides relate colourful anecdotes from the mine’s past while answering questions about modern gold production.
The Gold Discovery Centre and Gold Mine Tours are perfect for both group and independent travellers of all ages. Less than two hours’ drive from Auckland on SH 2, it’s a perfect stopover between Auckland and the Bay of Plenty or Rotorua. Ideal for: Self Drive FIT, Small Group Tours, Special Interest Educational Groups
- Gold Discovery Centre: allow 45min-1 hour
- Gold Mine Tour: allow 1.5 hrs
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