Goldmine Experience Thames

A guided tour takes you through an operational, 19th century Stamper Battery & into one of the richest goldmines of the time.


A self-guided tour allows you to explore the photographic museum, view a video presentation, discover mining relics, see steam-powered machines, & become acquainted with our Cave Weta colony. Try your luck at gold panning! Allow at least 40 minutes for your visit. No need to book ahead, unless there are over ten in your group - see "group bookings" WHAT DO I NEED TO GO UNDERGROUND? The tour underground can be muddy, especially during the wetter months. Bring closed-toe footwear and a water proof jacket just in case, your own torch if you have one, and plenty of luck to strike it rich! ADMISSION $15 Adults $5 Children (under 13) Tour groups 20%discount Check website for opening hours. Changes during seasons.

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Main Raod, State Highway 25
New Zealand

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