Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway

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Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway

Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway
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Rhiannon F
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
A peaceful, informative walk
Feb 2021 • Solo
A beautiful walk, but not a lot of shade so wear a hat. I felt safe walking as a solo female in the early evening. It took me an hour and a half but I stopped to read about the mine, and also to check out the pit and the pumphouse. It is literally one block from the main drag, but it is quiet and you feel like you’re far away in nature. Highly recommend.
Written 5 February 2021
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Seefood86
Gisborne, New Zealand16 contributions
Great adventure
Oct 2020 • Family
Such an awesome place to visit, so much history and was great to be able to see it all. Definitely a place to stop by and soak in its ambience of mining history.
Written 26 October 2020
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Carol
Auckland, New Zealand64 contributions
Impressive
Sep 2020
The walk around Martha Gold Mine is not hard, only a few hilly bits, which takes about an hour at a steady pace. We did it in an hour 30 minutes as we stopped a lot to take in the mine and read the information signs along the way.
Written 2 October 2020
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Carol S
Auckland, New Zealand118 contributions
Fabulous easy walk for all ages
Sep 2020 • Couples
Having been thru Waihi many many times we have never taken the time to stop and do this walk until today. What a fabulous experience.... the walk was relatively easy mainly flat with a couple of small inclines..... the walk followed the rim of the pit as much as possible and passed thru some lovely bush with beautiful kauri trees and bush. The oath was well kept and easy to walk on. A wonderful tribute to those 420 men who died in the war with poppies being displayed on the fence.
The pump house was moved in 2006 300m from its original site as it was in danger of collapsing. They moved the 2,000 tonne concrete building in its entirety by rolling it along on concrete boulders. Amazing engineering.
Thoroughly recommend this walk to everyone.
Written 15 September 2020
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Robinjyates
Auckland, New Zealand91 contributions
Take the bus tour, expensive but good value
Jul 2020
Comfortable, easy way to see the mine and learn and learn about its past and development to where it is now and future plans. They also give you core samples of quarts rock. See how mining can rehabilitate the land cape.
Written 31 July 2020
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Lisa A
Waikanae, New Zealand24 contributions
Waihi Gold Mine Tour.
Jul 2020 • Family
Great tour. Learnt heaps. Rain dampen us getting out but we braved most of the weather. I recommend this tour. Would love to do it in dry weather
Written 16 July 2020
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Dean BJ Martin
Hobart, Australia280 contributions
Interesting history and views
Mar 2020 • Couples
Wife loves gold so to the mine we went. Located in the center of Waihi it’s easy the access and find. When we visited there had been a landslide in the pit and so mining was only underground. Interesting history and still working. Good views from the walk way
Written 22 March 2020
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andyhum
Mountain Creek, Australia210 contributions
Interesting walk and display.
Feb 2020
An interesting walk around the mine and the remains of the punp house on top of the hill, worth the walk up the steap path.
Written 12 February 2020
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ERDFirefighter
Edmonton, Canada863 contributions
Good stop on the way to somewhere
Feb 2020 • Couples
We stopped for a quick look and stretch of the legs. The pit rim is easily accessed, not a difficult walk at all. Very interesting to see.
Written 4 February 2020
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Ginormous fun gawking at dinosaur mining equipment
Oct 2019
Besides stopping for a pee and petrol, theres a lot of gold history you could be missing. Martha is a ginormous hole in the ground right opposite the Main Street shops. There’s a track leading up to the rim of the mine which is safely fenced off with several relics of early mining era to be seen,. The most famous is the Cornish Pumphouse, which housed a steam engine that drove water pumps. Wander the pit rim walkway, a 4-km loop that takes you around the outside of the mine. There is an alternate way that’s gets you into the mine itself. Get with it— high-visvests, hard hats and massive mining equipment to gawk at. Make a booking through the Gold Discovery Centre which provides an excellent interactive insight into this fascinating town’s history.
Written 22 November 2019
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