Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.

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.

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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 mini-bus, 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. We’ll relate colourful stories and answer any questions you may have about the modern operation and the gold mine's fascinating 130+ year history.

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Price
$23 – $46
Physical Address

126 Seddon Street
Waihi
New Zealand

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