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Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway

Seddon Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 3030
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A bit of NZ's golden past

We visited the pithead and walked around but did not walk the whole track. Showed some history of... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Travel3652
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Guwahati, India
Great views

Well worth taking the time to visit this free attraction. A great walk around the rim if you are... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Mike I
,
Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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  • Average12%
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Seddon Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
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"open cast mine"
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"interesting walk"
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"information boards"
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"rock fall"
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"dump trucks"
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"interesting information"
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"awesome history"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We visited the pithead and walked around but did not walk the whole track. Showed some history of the mining town.

Thank Travel3652
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth taking the time to visit this free attraction. A great walk around the rim if you are feeling fit. For others just a short walk from the main road to see the main pit.

Thank Mike I
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The walk is quite long, and it's hot going on a sunny summer day, even if it's mostly flat. Don't forget your water bottle! And try to plan this for the morning and not mid-afternoon like we did. The mine is an interesting sight and...More

1  Thank Kiwigirl341
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

You might think that looking down a big hole is unexciting but you haven's seen a hole in the ground until you have seen this one. There's little activity down there at present (Jan 2018) due to one of the walls having collapsed but there...More

Thank bedfordjohnq
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Lovely lady at the isite sent us off anticlockwise which took us everywhere but near the mine until the last quarter. There was also a diversion in place which was poorly signposted and not mentioned! My advice, top of the steps turn left and when...More

2  Thank SandQ
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We have passed through Waihi on previous visits and never stopped at the 'Mine site' before........I'm wondering why we didn't as we found it very interest indeed. It's right in town so very handy, also a great view of the town and beyond from up...More

Thank Lynette4227
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Alot of the walkway is closed owing to a massive slip that occurred several months ago. We did as far as we could walk around one side it is really worth seeing the open cast mine. My question is where did they put all the...More

Thank stinKiwi
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

It's a nice and historical place to take kids to. Everyone enjoyed the walk and great to take photos as well.

Thank Mohammed A
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Took this walk after being up at the top of the mine. Was cool and not to hard for kids to keep up with. Quite amazing the mine and all the work they are doing in it. Shame there was a huge slip and now...More

Thank J9421NBannab
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I often take visitors to the pit rim.They are invariably amazed,at the size and depth of the hole. Every time I go there I am impressed.

1  Thank estelle708
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