Waihi Gold Mine

Think of mines and mine technology and invariably the cry is “boring, boring… let’s move on!”

Do NOT move on before you have seen this place. The very scale of the gold mining operation in this small town will just blow you away. The size of the open cast crater is simply jaw dropping and the tour of the mine is done in a most engaging and entertaining  way.

Tickets for the mine can be purchased from the Gold Discovery Centre and we suggest you purchase the combination ticket which also allows you entry to their award winning interactive Visitor experience – complete with historic film footage , holograph presentations and displays depicting the social and geological story of the mine . Highly recommended.

What our travellers enjoyed about the Wahi Gold Mine…

  • The  amazing view from the top of the mine crate
  • The passion that the staff have for their subject
  • Superb interactive displays