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Waihi Gold Mine Tours

126 Seddon Street, Waihi, New Zealand
+64 7-863 9015
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Tour to 2 mines.

Initially we were taken to the rim of the large open cut pit. We did not see any activity in the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Malcolm A
via mobile
Okay but felt like a school trip

It wasn't what we expected. You were taken out on a bus and went to the open mine where they... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Brian R
Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
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126 Seddon Street, Waihi, New Zealand
+64 7-863 9015
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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
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

What a great way to spend an afternoon, our guide/driver Mike was great, very informative and very funny. We had a fabulous time. Would highly recommend. Thank you.

Thank LucyOsfax
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with the Waihi goldmine tour. Our driver/guide Mike gave us a great overview of the workings of this enormous operation. His humerous commentary and knowledgable insight made for an enjoyable outing. It's well worth combining with the Goldmine museum visit where their friendly...More

Thank JohnPS46
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Was driving through Waihi with the intention of walking around the mine pit rip for a bit and decided to do the tour as a spur of the moment thing when I drove past the discover center. Surprisingly I was the only person on the...More

Thank Draco_Malfoy
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The three of us were the only people signed up for a Saturday 10:30 tour, but our guide was wonderfully interactive and enthusiastic anyway. We learned about the gold and silver history of the entire region, saw the open pit mine and mine shafts, saw...More

Thank Raelene L
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Pam D
I cannot walk long distances - is this a suitable place for me to visit?
27 September 2015|
Response from Snookystraveltips | Reviewed this property |
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