Waihi Gold Mine Tour – It’s our 4th birthday

We’re celebrating our 4th birthday this spring.
It’s hard to believe that we opened the doors four years ago, and since then we’ve welcomed over 300,000 visitors through the i-SITE and a significant number of those have taken a Waihi Gold Mine Tour and/or visited the Waihi Gold Experience too.
We’ve also won awards for “Best Visitor Experience” in New Zealand and the NZ i-SITE “Innovation Award”. We’re currently finalists in the Thames-Coromandel Business Awards.
It’s been quite a journey so far and 2018/19 will see even more development of our brand and visitor offerings.

Open Invitation
We’d love to familiarise you (our industry & trade partners) with our place and what we do here, so if you’re in the area, please drop in and say hi, and we’ll show you around our unique corner of NZ.
Destination Waihi
If you’re heading south from Auckland to Rotorua, SH 2 provides a very scenic alternative route, as it passes through the Karangahake Gorge and Waihi – New Zealand’s Heart of Gold.
Many travellers now choose this rewarding route and develop itineraries that include a stopover in Waihi.
Waihi is halfway to Rotorua, making it the perfect place for a leg-stretch, coffee or bathroom break, and of course, a visit to the Gold Discovery Centre.

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