Waihi Gold Tours

LocationDurationPrice Starts From ($NZD)
Waihi2 hrs25


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


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Tour Details


Group Size : 1-40

Duration  :

Waihi Gold Story Tours approx 2 & 1/2 hours 
Waihi Gold Mine1 hour
Waihi Gold Experience1 & 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 Story ToursSummer ( 9:00 am to 5 :00 pm ) and Winter (9:00 am to 4 :00 pm ).

Departure dates : All year

Category : Sightseeing



  • Waihi Gold Story Tours

    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.

A camera.



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.  ​



All prices in $NZDGold Story ToursGold Mine ToursGold Experience
Adult 594025
Child 292012
Family 1499959

        Children under 5 years don't pay

        Child ( 5-14 yrs )

        Adults ( 15 yrs +)

        Seniors (65 yrs +)

        Students ( Showing student ID)


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