The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Travel Guide

The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Sights

Martha Mine

  • Seddon St. Map It
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Gaze in awe into the huge open pit of the Martha Mine, right in the center of Waihi, and one of the world's most significant gold and silver mines of its time. Between the late 1800s and 1952, 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 towering Cornish Pumphouse (relocated here) for a glimpse into the pit, and perhaps walk around the Pit Rim Walkway (5 km/3 miles). It's an easy, obvious trail with historic information to read along the way.

Sight Information


Seddon St., Waihi, , Waikato, 3610, New Zealand

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Published 08/30/2016


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