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Waihi Gold Story Tour

by Gold Discovery Centre
per adult Price is $37
Duration: {0} Duration: 2h 30m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Immersive dive into the gold-mining industry of Waihi

Interactive exhibits & educational 3-D presentations

Tales of what life was like in a 19th-century gold town

Access to a mine that's normal off-limits to the public

Photos ops in front of the impressive mining equipment

Highlights

Immersive dive into the gold-mining industry of Waihi

Interactive exhibits & educational 3-D presentations

Tales of what life was like in a 19th-century gold town

Access to a mine that's normal off-limits to the public

Photos ops in front of the impressive mining equipment

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10:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$36.92

Total price is $36.92, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

12:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$36.92

Total price is $36.92, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Waihi Gold Story Tour

Activity Location

Gold Discovery Centre

126 Seddon Street

Waihi 3610

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gold Discovery Centre

    126 Seddon Street

    Waihi 3610


Description

Strike it rich during this interactive experience that dives into the gold industry in Waihi. Feel the sense of drilling for the metal as you test the simulator, try your hand at designing unique gold jewelry, and go beyond the fence to get a look at a mine that's usually off-limits to the public.

Arrive at the Gold Discovery Centre, a modern museum featuring state-of-the-art technology. Immerse yourself in the interactive exhibits as you dig into the rich history of the gold industry in New Zealand, rattling the drill, cranking the handle on the power-wheel, and pushing the plunger to trigger a simulated blast.

Continue your hands-on experience by designing your very own virtual jewelry. Marvel at the weight of a pure bar of gold and take a step back in time to the 1800s inside the ghost theater. Through the use of 3-D holograms, you can learn what life was like living in a 19th-century gold town as characters share their tales of love, war, and social strife.

Next, it's time to head out into the gold mine. Get suited up in your safety equipment and go beyond the security fence that typically keeps pedestrians out of the area. Witness every stage of the gold-mining journey, from ore extraction and crushing to the final processing. Make sure to grab your camera to snap photos in front of the massive equipment before you leave the mine.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Waihi's 140 year quest for Gold

  • Admission to the Waihi Gold Experience and Mine Tour

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult. All children 16 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • This activity begins in Waihi, which is approximately 89 miles (143 km) southeast of Auckland. You must make your own way to the meeting point.

  • The Gold Discovery Centre hours of operation are 9 AM–4 PM from June to August, and 9 AM–5 PM the rest of the year.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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