Fodor's Expert Review Gold Discovery Centre and Gold Mine Tour

Waihi to Paeroa Museum/Gallery
Head underground to this interactive museum explaining the region’s gold-mining history. The roof is lined with timbers as if you are in a real mine shaft. You can operate a compressor drill, fire the explosives, learn of the local geology and the role of stamper batteries in extracting gold from rock, and understand the social upheavals of striking miners, unions, and bosses. Each visit is personally introduced. If you want to see the real thing, you can also take a tour (1½ hours) to Waihi’s still-working mine. Tours leave from the center, bookings recommended.
Museum/Gallery Mine Factory Historical Family

Quick Facts

126 Seddon St.
Waikato  3610, New Zealand

07-863–9015

www.golddiscoverycentre.co.nz

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: NZ$25 (Gold Discovery Centre), NZ$29 (gold mine tour), NZ$46 (combo ticket)

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