Waihi Gold Mine Tours

Get inside the fence with Waihi Gold Mine Tours. Although gold mining operations are ordinarily off-limits to the public, our experienced guides can take you inside the security fence to experience modern-day gold mining up close.


$25.00 - $29.00


Waihi Gold Mine Tours offers visitors a unique opportunity to get to know Waihi's fascinating historic and current gold mining story.
You’ll be fitted out with safety gear as you board our 11 seater van, given a safety briefing then taken inside the security fence to view the mine operations from the best available vantage points. During the 1.5 hour tour you’ll be shown every stage of the process from ore extraction and crushing, through to final processing. There is plenty of massive mining equipment on show too.
We’ll relate colourful stories and answer any questions you may have about the modern operation and the gold mine's fascinating 100+ years of development.

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Physical address

Gold Discovery Centre, Waihi, 126 Seddon Street, The Coromandel, New Zealand, Waihi, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $25.00 - $29.00
Child $14.00
Other charges:
Family Passes available
Further pricing information:
Tours depart from the Gold Discovery Centre / Waihi i-SITE at 126 Seddon Street, Waihi, opposite the Cornish Pumphouse. Bookings recommended. Group discounts available. Group bookings essential. WHAT TO BRING • Covered shoes (not jandals/thongs) • Your own booster seat/child car seat for children under 8 yo • A camera. To complement your Gold Mine Tour, allow enough time to visit the Gold Discovery Centre. Great value Combo tickets are available.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Under 2 hours from Auckland Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Coach terminal right outside the Waihi i-SITE Visitor Centre
Proximity to town:
We operate from the Waihi i-SITE Visitor Centre

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Opening times

Business hours:
9.00am to 4.30pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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