The Coromandel

The Coromandel


  • The Waihi Gold Discovery Centre
  • Heritage trail
  • Waihi Beach


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Once a gold town, always a gold town. Since 1878, Waihi has been on a treasure hunt. Come and see the richest gold mine in New Zealand.

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Homunga to Waihi Beach coastal walking track, New Zealand

By Barry Jesney

The Coromandel
Waihi Gold Discovery Centre, The Coromandel

By Destination Coromandel

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Martha Mine, Waihi, New Zealand

By Destination Coromandel

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Waihi Beach 02152008730, New Zealand

By Tim Hanssen

Waihi is the home of the richest gold mine in New Zealand - still in operation today. The Waihi Gold Discovery Centre tells the tales of yesteryear, and allows hands on experience with modern mining techniques. You can also take a trip deep into the bowels of the mine pit or walk the pit rim. The Goldfields vintage railway runs between Waihi and Waikino, where you can find relics from the early gold rush days.


Around the town you’ll notice some wonderful old buildings. Waihi is proud of its history and has a heritage trail that points out places of interest. There is an ever-increasing number of cafés and restaurants in the recently revived town centre, as well as a small selection of accommodation.

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