Fodor's Expert Review Martha Mine

Waihi to Paeroa Mine

In the center of Waihi, gaze in awe into the huge open pit of the Martha Mine, one of the world's most significant gold and silver mines of its time. Since the late 1800s, thousands of miners worked here, extracting 174,000 kilograms of gold and more than a million kilos of silver. Cross the road from the Waihi i-SITE Visitor Information Centre to the Cornish Pumphouse (relocated here) for a glimpse into the pit, and perhaps walk around the Pit Rim Walkway (5 km/3 miles). For a more insightful experience book a trip with Gold Discovery Tours.


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Seddon St.
Waikato  3610, New Zealand

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