Waihi Gold Tours
Waihi has been famous for its gold since 1878 and it has a compelling story to tell. You can experience that fascinating story in unique ways at the award winning Gold Discovery Centre.
You’ll be pushing hard against an air-leg drill that will shake your bones, just like a real drill. You’ll lean on a plunger to trigger a simulated explosion down the gold mine, then for a change of pace you might try to beat the shady dealer at a game of Two-up. You’ll marvel at the intricate detail in the dynamic models then push the buttons to see what happens next. Open windows into the past and learn what it was like to grow up in a gold town, then crank the handle to discover the power of horses, steam and electricity. You’ll make your own virtual gold jewellery, be amazed by the real weight of a pure gold bar, then experience the power and scale of modern gold production
Group Size : 1-40
|Waihi Gold Rush Encounter||approx 2 & 1/2 hours|
|Waihi Gold Mine||1 hour|
|Waihi Gold Experience||1 & 1/2 hours|
Departure Location : The Gold Discovery Centre & Waihi i-SITE at 126 Seddon Street, Waihi
Departure Time :
|Waihi Gold Experience||Summer ( 9:00 am to 5 :00 pm ) and Winter (9:00 am to 4 :00 pm )|
|Waihi Gold Mine Tours||10:30am & 12:30pm|
|Waihi Gold Rush Encounter||Summer ( 9:00 am to 5 :00 pm ) and Winter (9:00 am to 4 :00 pm ).|
Departure dates : All year
Category : Sightseeing
Waihi Gold Rush Encounter
Explore… discover... ‘Get the inside Story’ and ‘Get inside the Fence’ for a unique insight into what makes Waihi’s gold story so unique and compelling.
Waihi Gold Experience
Get the inside story — rattle the drill, crank the handles, push the plunger and become immersed in interactive activities at the Waihi Gold Experience.
Waihi Gold Mine Tours
Get inside the fence, with Waihi Gold Mine Tours to discover modern gold mining up close and on a grand scale. Learn how today’s miners get the gold out of the rock and into gold bars.
Covered shoes (not jandals/thongs).
Your own booster seat/child car seat for children under 8 years.
Helmets, a tour guide and minibus (less than 10 people).
For the Mine Tours - if there are more than 10 pax you will need to use the coach or transport which the group comes in. The guide will travel on that coach and provide the commentary and tour delivery. So any group coaches must have a seat available for the guide.