Waihi Gold Discovery Centre

126 Seddon Street, Waihi

07 863 9015


Rattle the drill, crank the handles, push the plunger and become immersed in interactive activities at the Waihi Gold Experience.

Waihi has been famous for its gold since 1878 and it has a compelling story to tell. The award-winning Gold Discovery Centre is the place to experience that unique story.

The Gold Discovery Centre is located by the massive Martha Gold Mine and historic Cornish Pumphouse at the top of Waihi’s main street. The Centre is the hub for all visitor activity and “all things gold” in the Waihi area. It’s a place to uncover and discover the area’s fascinating golden journey that now spans three centuries and still continues today.

The Centre is home to the Waihi Gold Experience and Waihi Gold Mine Tours. These hands-on visitor experiences allow you to get up close to this captivating piece of New Zealand’s pioneering industrial heritage.

Get the inside story by rattling the drill, cranking the handles, pushing the plunger and becoming immersed in the interactive activities inside Waihi Gold Experience.

Get inside the fence with Waihi Gold Mine Tours to discover modern-day gold mining up close and on a grand scale. Learn how today’s miners get the gold out of the rock and into gold bars.

Fun and engaging for all ages the Gold Discovery Centre welcomes visitors from New Zealand and all around the world. Allow time in your travels to visit and enjoy this award-winning visitor experience!