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Waihi Gold Mine Tours

126 Seddon Street, Waihi, New Zealand
+64 7-863 9015
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Interesting tour

Interesting place to visit. The tour involves being picked up from Discovery centre in scan and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rotorua, New Zealand
via mobile
Sooo Interesting!!

The tour give a great understanding of how gold and silver are extracted. The tour guide is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maureen G
Waihi, New Zealand
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126 Seddon Street, Waihi, New Zealand
+64 7-863 9015
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit. The tour involves being picked up from Discovery centre in scan and being driven to various parts of mine and mining industry. We were fortunate that our tour only had the two of us and one family so plenty of space...More

Thank Strickes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour give a great understanding of how gold and silver are extracted. The tour guide is very well informed, caters to all ages and handles all queries with great courtesy.

Thank Maureen G
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 16 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 31 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
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Pam D
27 September 2015|
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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