Gold Discovery Centre

Gold Discovery Centre, Waihi: Hours, Address, Gold Discovery Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Gold Discovery Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,090 contributions
Actually Really Interesting
Oct 2020 • Family
If you’re in Waihi and looking for stuff to do, especially with the kids, you’ll prob coke across this place and think to yourself, “well there’s not much else on so let’s give it a go”.
To be honest it’s one of the best decisions you’ll make because it’s actually really good. Lots of good exhibitions and really interest stories about the town and its history. Even my 6/3 year olds loved it. Very much recommended.
Written 10 April 2021
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Vince Picone
6 contributions
Well worth a visit
Apr 2021
This activity was given a top rating in the NZ Lonely Planet. There were 3 of us, all adults, who really enjoyed the whole experience. Well laid out with lots of interactive displays giving a wealth of information about the gold mining in this town. Spent most of our morning here. The I-Site staff are very welcoming and helpful.
Written 5 April 2021
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Occasionaltraveller
15 contributions
Worthy of an hour or two
Jan 2021 • Family
Don’t leave Waihi without visiting this lovely little museum.
Excellent interactive displays, informative and interesting.
Written 10 January 2021
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Steve K
Auckland Central, New Zealand247 contributions
Surprisingly great.
Jan 2021
This was part of a package we took alongside a the minibus trip tour of the mining in the area. Turned out to be really cool, very interesting, and, although quite small, really well done.

Would def recommend as part of the package but even by itself.
Written 3 January 2021
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alt1982
Hastings, New Zealand11 contributions
Well worth it !!
Oct 2020 • Friends
Brilliant tour with our guide Murray. Very informative, excellent photo opportunities. Thoroughly enjoyed, would definitely do again.
Written 25 October 2020
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Carol
Auckland, New Zealand64 contributions
So Interesting
Sep 2020
An interactive tour of the gold mining history of Waihi. Buttons to push and machinery to operate plus videos to watch. We were there for 2 hours and well worth it. Look out for Topsy, a lovely little character from the past.
Written 2 October 2020
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Janice McKeany
Hamilton, New Zealand12 contributions
Goldmine experience
Jul 2020
This was a goldmine found. The experience was excellent and loved that there was interactive things for the children to do, hands on. Ten questions to find the answers as you wonder around was a bonus and the children loved making their own necklace.
Written 9 July 2020
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Dean BJ Martin
Hobart, Australia280 contributions
Good source of information
Mar 2020 • Couples
Stopped in before talking a walk around the mine rim. Some very tempting offers in store so best leave the credit cards in the car.
Written 22 March 2020
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Suzanne vdAa
14 contributions
Intricately Informing
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were greeted by two very friendly faces that took us through the workings of how everything ran. As we had come off the street I didn't have approved footwear. I was provided with covered in shoes. The man driving the minivan was informative and willing to answer questions.
Written 24 February 2020
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BeHappy
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
Informative visit
Dec 2019 • Family
We went here at midday to escape the summer sun.
We found the interactive displays interesting and informative.
Written 2 January 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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