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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.
Experience the stunning landscapes of the area on the many local walks.
Discover the rich history of Waihi, one of the most famous gold mining centres in New Zealand.
Hauraki Rail Trail
Expore the Hauraki Rail Trail and its attractions enroute with the Interative Rail Trail Map.
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!
Mar 21, 2015 to Apr 11, 2015
The ECHO Walking Festival is organized by...