Things to do in Waihi

Top Things to Do in Waihi

Things to Do in Waihi

Top Attractions in Waihi

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What travellers are saying

  • Adele R
    Queenstown, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our visit to the Centre & Museum was great with a welcoming & informative team. Our trip to learn more about the mining with our Guide Paul was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and personable, making it an enjoyable and memorable experience. Great job Team Waihi Gold 🤩
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • JLF
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An incredible collection of recent and retro Lego sets. Spike is a cheerful and knowledgable character who knows his Lego and is great with kids.
    Written 17 April 2023
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand890 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It has a good walking/cycling track and suitable for all ages. The track is mainly gravel and we saw lots of families walking dogs there. The mine is huge and you get different angles if you walk around. The sheer size is remarkable. Some nice information panels to understanding what you are looking at. Its not far from town and not really any parking available, so you can just park in town and walk up. There is not much in the way of shelter, so wear hat, sunblock etc as you are exposed.
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • JLF
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Lesley M
    Auckland Central, New Zealand120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such a lovely interaction with the lady on duty in the Waihi information centre on Sunday 11 July. She helped us with suggestions for hiring e bikes to ride the Waihi to Paeroa trail through the Karangahake Gorge. Nothing was too much trouble & we were well looked after. Great bikes too!
    Written 12 July 2021
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  • 0070072015
    Whangarei, New Zealand30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice, little museum with lots of models and artefacts. Staff are friendly and helpful. The local jail house is attached and you can look into a couple of the cells, one of which was padded for 'wild' inmates. Entrance fee of $5 very reasonable.
    Written 11 October 2020
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  • Jillian H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a lovely time - beautiful fields, great products and delicious food (& ice cream!). Can’t wait to visit again 💜
    Written 13 January 2024
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  • Teddy J
    Waihi, New Zealand5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent walk for the adults and kits. Lots of nice river views and native bush. Must do walk in Waihi for sure, would recommend.
    Written 11 February 2022
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  • Carlinda R
    Sydney, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Des was great and selected a bike thatvwas in excellent condition with great extras such as mudguards and stand as well as a handy bag strapped to the back. It also had a water holder. He paitiently described how to operated the e bike as it was my first time. I recommend Des .Carliba
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • John S
    Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent and challenging course with some great views back into Waihi Village. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Greens & fairways in excellent condition after a dry and windy spell of weather.
    Written 8 January 2020
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  • Brendon M
    Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My partner and I booked two sessions. Emma was very good, she even provided suggestions for what we could do in town while each of us waited.
    Written 10 May 2016
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  • Dylan Pell
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eddie from Waihi bike hire was great. Would recommend the reliable shuttle service and his knowledge of the area is really worthwhile. Thanks
    Written 12 July 2020
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