Victoria Battery Tramway & Museum Society

Victoria Battery Tramway & Museum Society

Victoria Battery Tramway & Museum Society
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JLF
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We were lucky enough to visit on a day where the volunteers were in at the museum building. We had a great guide, knowledgeable and friendly. The sweet black cat sleeping in her box at the front was a bonus too. A very interesting collection of historical artifacts. It was worth checking out the kilns on the top of the hill too.
Written 17 April 2023
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hanniepex
Auckland, New Zealand480 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
This Site is part of the historic area of Tauranga. It is used to be a gold mining site where Golds are processed.
Its a good place to walk where ruins are sighted and a working tram can be availed to have a unique way to look around the area.
Written 17 May 2022
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Voyager40993203208
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We strolled into the battery from the road. Was interesting to wander around the ruins. We were too late for the museum. Was a nice stroll for late afternoon.
Written 2 October 2021
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lorikeetkeith
Waihi, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
An insight to he hardships our pioneering forebears had to endure The site is maintained , to a degree by D O C but the heart is with 14 non - paid volunteers with an average age of 76 Please consider the work that goes on behind the scenes , and do not be to critical of any perceived shortcomings in the presentation of the ruins .This may have been your one , and, only visit , but you are one of many . May i encourage all visitors to leave a coin in the Iron Maiden ( cyclists included ) to assist with the ongoing improvements of the facilities viz toilets , track , road , weed control , signage, and , (sadly ) litter removal . An especial place , please to only leave your foot prints ..... Just a thought .. Keith
Written 14 June 2021
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Mark F
Rotorua, New Zealand73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
The Victoria Battery Tramway and Museum is well worth a visit to see how mining used to be done. The old machinery and tools have been preserved, and the displays are well laid out. The volunteer docents are knowledgeable about the history of the workings and of the Waihi mine. The walk through the tunnel is worth it for those who are not claustrophobic.
Written 4 February 2021
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155richard81
Tauranga, New Zealand578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The Victoria Battery (named after Queen Victoria) was one of the largest ore crushing sites in the world in the early 1900's. Although most of the site has been cleared there are still some interesting bits of machinery about.
Written 17 September 2020
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Wawata
Auckland, New Zealand77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
The museum is only open Wednesdays and Sundays but really interesting history if you get the chance.
Written 22 July 2019
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DaveS
Tauranga, New Zealand71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Good museum tour. Very knowledgeable staff that love sharing about the history of the area. Run by volunteers and they are doing a good job. We did the short walk from Waikino and then on to the Falls Retreat cafe. A good day out for early winter.
Written 2 June 2019
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FolkestoneJack
London, UK510 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We took a good look around this historical site having walked over from Waikino Station (and its delightful station cafe) via a subway and bridge. The remains are fascinating and well explained through the display panels around the beautifully maintained site. The old photographs on display help to compare the past and present landscape. I would have found it difficult to comprehend the vast scale of the industrial complex that once stood here without these.

Although we enjoyed our visit it was a shame that we could not see inside the museum or get a tour of the underground kilns. We had turned up on a Wednesday at 12.30pm, having read on their website that they would be open from 10-3. However, one of the volunteers told me that they were just closing up for the day. It might be worth emailing ahead if you are planning a visit to be sure that the site will be open and to make sure you get a chance to see inside.
Written 6 May 2019
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Vaughan H
North Shore, New Zealand26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Got a discount using gold card, tour guide very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Museum has a massive amount of information on the gold mining done in the area. Well worth the visit.
Written 18 April 2019
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