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Waihi Gold Mine Tours

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Address: 126 Seddon Street, Waihi, New Zealand
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+64 7-863 9015
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10:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 14:30

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A once only tour

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 going off to do his own thing. I would definitely encourage people to do this... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and reclaims the land so that it becomes a habitat for birds. A great way... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to tell stories of the people who had worked the mines in years gone by.... More 

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Thank Janine B
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 staff and interactive activities brings the lives of the original prospectors and miners of today... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Was driving through Waihi with the intention of walking around the mine pit rip for a bit and decided to do the tour as a spur of the moment thing when I drove past the discover center. Surprisingly I was the only person on the 12.30 tour. The guide was friendly and informative, and provided lots of fantastic information. It... More 

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Clackamas County, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The three of us were the only people signed up for a Saturday 10:30 tour, but our guide was wonderfully interactive and enthusiastic anyway. We learned about the gold and silver history of the entire region, saw the open pit mine and mine shafts, saw the processing mill, and the mountain made of tailings. Great job!

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This guided tour leaves from the information centre - I caught the 10.30am tour - tour guide was excellent - very informative - can recommend this one

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I took my 75 year old mother in law, my two teenage sons and one of their girlfriends on this tour last week and we all really enjoyed it. Mike, the tour guide was informative, funny and engaging. I would recommend for all ages. Thanks.

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