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“Waihi Martha Mine pit Rim Walkway”

Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Waihi
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a very scenic walk, around an operating gold and silver mine. During the week, you can see holes being drilled to blast out the rock, to recover the gold/silver. Trucks driving out of pit carrying ore bearing rock, or waste rock, heading via the conveyor belt out to the processing plant, or tailings dam. Call in to Information Centre, at top of town, near Pumphouse, to get a map and more Info, also to view the Gold Story Room. Also, find times of blasts each weekday. Walk takes about an hour, and there are locals who do it every day. great views, of Coromandel and Kaimai Ranges, and Waihi town and countryside.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Can't add anything to the other reviews, so will just validate that it's a big hole in the ground with Tonka toys playing in it. Downstairs in the Visitor Centre is also worthwhile.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

After seeing the museum we visited the rim of the open cast mine. It's gigantic pit next to an old shaft and pump station. A must whilst en-route to Waihi Beach.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Was surprised to find this enormous open cast mine in the middle of a small quaint town. It's not visible from anywhere in town but when you walk up this walkway it surprises you.

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Very informative, the older kids and adults enjoyed learning about mining in NZ. Our 6 year old wasn't that interested all that much in the facts but she wasn't complaining and said she liked it.

1  Thank Andy and Ash H
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