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Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway

Seddon Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 3030
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Great view of an old open cast Gold mine

The walk around the perimeter of the gold mine gives you a great view down into the bottom of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
Ugly yet impressive

The old Cornish Pumphouse is the most interesting feature here - it was only in use for 10 years... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Seddon Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 3030

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk around the perimeter of the gold mine gives you a great view down into the bottom of the mine. Unfortunately a slip in 2015 has closed the workings but still worth a visit

Thank 155richard81
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The old Cornish Pumphouse is the most interesting feature here - it was only in use for 10 years and in 2005 was moved 300 m to its current position. The mine pit is enormous and you can clearly see the slip that has put...More

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The disused church like building is an impressive landmark of Waihi. Take a walk around and have a look into the mine. Locals are not happy about the mining that now is done by foreign investors.

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 23 May 2017

wow, this was pretty cool to see. Kids really enjoyed see this. Great walk around the edge. went here same day as the train ride

Thank robyn343
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Booking are essential for The Gold Mine Tours. You board their mini van for the tour of the gold mine and are showed the other side of Marthas pit and go through the farm and working area of the mine and learn how the gold...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a lovely walk. Depending on which way you go it can be quite a work out. I am not sure if it is still open but I last did it anti clockwise in January 2016 I think.

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't walk the whole 5km circuit but enjoyed the area we did walk along. Especially with the commemorative ANZAC poppies along part of the fence.

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was once a pretty neat circuit around the outside of the mine, but over the years it has been diverted more and more away from the mine. Last year a very large chunk was made inaccessible and now you get to walk around a...More

1  Thank Hydeane
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

While the hole in the ground is huge and fascinating there isnt much else to see and do. I believe they are closing the mine down so there was next to no activity. If your driving through stop for a look but dont go out...More

Thank LUXE_Aus
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Free parking along the road outside the Gold Discovery Centre, we parked there and walked up the gravel path to the Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway. Clearly the gravel path is not great for those with walking concerns or are on a wheelchair, but...More

Thank ChiaSinSin
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