Explore an operational 19th century Stamper Battery and venture into one of the richest goldmines of the time. Maybe youll strike it rich!
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A self-guided tour allows you to explore the photographic museum, view a video presentation, discover mining relics, see steam-powered machines, and become acquainted with our Cave Weta colony. Try your luck at gold panning!

The Goldmine Exeprience is a unique and hands-on way to discover a whole lot of mining history, chemistry, minerology, power generation and all the other skills and knowledge used by early pioneers in the search of fortune.

Allow at least 40 minutes for your visit.

The tour underground can be muddy, especially during the wetter months. Bring closed-toe footwear and a water proof jacket just in case, your own torch if you have one, and plenty of luck in your quest for gold!


ADMISSION $15 Adults $5 Children (under 13) Tour groups 20% discount.

Check website for opening hours. Changes during seasons.

Where to Find Us

Main Road, State Highway 25
New Zealand

Opening Times

Closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday

Holiday Times

Closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday