The Coromandel

  • Cornish Pump House

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    Cornish Pump House

    The Cornish Pumphouse is a relic of the original mine in Waihi - the richest gold mine in New Zealand. Today the remains of the pumphouse are protected and the building is a Waihi landmark and iconic attraction.

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  • Martha Mine Pit Rim Walk

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    Martha Mine Pit Rim Walk

    Starting at the Cornish Pump House this 4km loop walk navigates the circumference of the Martha Mine.

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  • Karangahake Gorge

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    Karangahake Gorge

    Nestled between Waihi and Paeroa, Karangahake Gorge is packed with gold mining history and many of the old relics of the gold mining days, all accessible through a variety of walks.

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  • Victoria Battery

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    Victoria Battery

    The Victoria Battery site was erected in 1897 by the Waihi Gold Mining Company and was considered the largest and most advanced facility of its type in the country.

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  • Waihi Beach

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    Waihi Beach

    Waihi Beach offers 9km of sweeping white sand and is one of the safest surf beaches in New Zealand. Laze on the beach, swim in the surf or try something a little more adventurous like boogie boarding, surfing or kayaking.

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  • Waihi Goldmine Tours

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    Waihi Goldmine Tours

    Waihi - New Zealand’s Heart of Gold - has an intriguing story. To really experience it, a gold mine tour is a must do. You’ll get up close to huge trucks, diggers and other powerful machines in a modern-day working gold mine.

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  • Goldfields Railway

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    Goldfields Railway

    Enjoy a nostalgic journey from the gold town of Waihi to Waikino, the Hauraki Rail Trail and the Karangahake Gorge

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  • Hauraki Rail Trail

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    Hauraki Rail Trail

    The Hauraki Rail Trail is the perfect way to cycle through some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer.   The 82km multi day trail runs from Thames to Paeroa and on through the Karangahake Gorge to Waihi.

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Waihi
Must Do's

  1. Explore Waihi Beach
  2. Visit the Gold Story Exhibition
  3. Discover the past in the Heritage Mining Museum
  4. Fish for trout in the nearby rivers

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Cornish Pump House

The Cornish Pumphouse is a relic of the original mine in Waihi - the richest gold mine in New Zealand. Today the remains of the pumphouse are protected and the building is a Waihi landmark and iconic attraction.

MORE

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Martha Mine Pit Rim Walk

Starting at the Cornish Pump House this 4km loop walk navigates the circumference of the Martha Mine.

MORE

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Karangahake Gorge

Nestled between Waihi and Paeroa, Karangahake Gorge is packed with gold mining history and many of the old relics of the gold mining days, all accessible through a variety of walks.

MORE

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Victoria Battery

The Victoria Battery site was erected in 1897 by the Waihi Gold Mining Company and was considered the largest and most advanced facility of its type in the country.

MORE

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Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach offers 9km of sweeping white sand and is one of the safest surf beaches in New Zealand. Laze on the beach, swim in the surf or try something a little more adventurous like boogie boarding, surfing or kayaking.

MORE

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Waihi Goldmine Tours

Waihi - New Zealand’s Heart of Gold - has an intriguing story. To really experience it, a gold mine tour is a must do. You’ll get up close to huge trucks, diggers and other powerful machines in a modern-day working gold mine.

MORE

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Goldfields Railway

Enjoy a nostalgic journey from the gold town of Waihi to Waikino, the Hauraki Rail Trail and the Karangahake Gorge

MORE

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Hauraki Rail Trail

The Hauraki Rail Trail is the perfect way to cycle through some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer.   The 82km multi day trail runs from Thames to Paeroa and on through the Karangahake Gorge to Waihi.

More

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Waihi

Waihi is New Zealand's 'Heart of Gold', with a gold mining history spanning three centuries and a local open-pit mine that is still fully operational. The Ohinemuri River flows through Waihi on its way to the ‘must-do’ Karangahake Gorge. In the gorge you can fish for trout, take walks through old mining tunnels and relics, or cycle the Hauraki Rail Trail. Waihi Beach, just 10km from Waihi, offers 9km of sweeping white sand and is one of the safest surf beaches in New Zealand.

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Walking

Experience the stunning landscapes of the area on the many local walks.

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Heritage

Discover the rich history of Waihi, one of the most famous gold mining centres in New Zealand.

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Hauraki Rail Trail

Expore the Hauraki Rail Trail and its attractions enroute with the Interative Rail Trail Map.

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Stay & Explore

Waihi offers plenty of opportunities to explore, with old wooden buildings, museums and history aplenty in town and a beautiful white sand beach just a short drive away where you can relax or enjoy fishing and collecting shellfish. And best of all - there's not a shopping mall in sight!

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Featured Events

Browse the Waihi event calendar to discover upcoming events in and around Waihi.

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Activity Options

Click ‘more’ to browse activities in Waihi, or contact us for activity deals and discounts.

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