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Waihi Gold Experience

by Gold Discovery Centre
per adult Price is $16
Duration: {0} Duration: 1h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Chance to be intrigued & amazed by the harvesting of gold

Interactive exhibits & activities for the entire family

Dynamic models explaining the science of gold mining

Spooky fun with 3-D holograms in the ghost theater

Cool technology to create your own virtual gold jewelery

Highlights

Chance to be intrigued & amazed by the harvesting of gold

Interactive exhibits & activities for the entire family

Dynamic models explaining the science of gold mining

Spooky fun with 3-D holograms in the ghost theater

Cool technology to create your own virtual gold jewelery

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Gold Discovery Centre Admission in English

Duration 1h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$15.73

Total price is $15.73, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Waihi Gold Experience

Activity Location

Gold Discovery Centre

126 Seddon Street

Waihi

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gold Discovery Centre

    126 Seddon Street

    Waihi


Description

Strike gold in this interactive experience that explores the interesting cultivation of this sparkling mineral. Feel like you're drilling as you try the simulator, design gold jewelry with advanced technology, and learn about the mining industry as you take a look through the history of Waihi.

Conveniently located just across the street from the Cornish Pumphouse, the Gold Discovery Centre is a modern museum featuring state-of-the-art technology. Immerse yourself in the interactive exhibits as you dig into the rich culture behind the fascinating element that is the root of trade in the world.

Push hard against an air-leg drill that shakes your bones just like a real drill, lean on a plunger to trigger a simulated explosion down the gold mine, and then, for a change of pace, try to beat the shady dealer at a classic Australian game of Two-up.

Scroll through the history of Waihi as you try the dynamic models. You can witness what it was like to grow up in a gold town, then crank the handle to discover how the the power of horses, steam, and electricity forever altered the mining industry and the face of the town.

Next, visit the ghost theater which features a colonial Waihi. Actors are brought to life by 3-D holograms in a story inspired by real local characters. Get to know these charming towns-folk as they share their tales of love, war, and social strife.

Finish your day by making virtual gold jewelry, holding a real bar of pure gold, and experiencing the power and scale of modern gold production.


Inclusions

  • Admission to the Waihi Gold Experience


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • The Gold Discovery Centre's Opening Hours are from 9 AM - 5 PM from November - March and from 9 AM - 4 PM from May - October.