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Gold Discovery Centre

126 Seddon Street, Waihi, New Zealand, 3610 - View the map

The Gold Discovery Centre - The award-winning Discovery Centre is a unique, interactive experience. You'll step through a dramatic entrance and your journey of discovery will begin... Feel the shaking of a massive drill as you bore into a wall of rock, and sense the power of an explosion as the Discovery Centre exhibition transports you beyond the traditional, with thrilling hands-on experiences. Hear rich stories from the explorers who first discovered gold, the miners who mined it, and the women and children who grew up in the boom-town it created. Our incredible 3D hologram-style Ghost Theatre brings these great characters to life. Challenge the Two-Up dealer, build your own jewellery or feel the weight of a real gold bar. There's something for everyone at Waihi's Gold Discovery Centre.

Waihi Gold Mine Tours - Modern gold mining is right here on show. Our "Get inside the fence" Gold Mine Tour takes you right inside the operations of the dazzling Martha Mine. We take you where the public can't go. We get up close to massive trucks, and you'll feel the power of huge machines as they crush the ore to extract the precious gold and silver.

Waihi i-SITE - Plan your holiday at our award-winning visitor centre. Find out about the other golden attractions in the area, or book your accommodation and travel. The Waihi i-SITE is the visitor hub for the southern Coromandel region.
Open from 8.30am to 5.00pm daily. Opposite the Cornish Pumphouse. Operates all year round and suitable for all ages in all weather. We also operate Waihi Gold Mine Tours. Discovery Centre & Gold Mine Tour Combo Passes available..

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