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Waihi i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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Picked up some really interesting material on Waihi. For us, the main attraction is the gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Blackpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
excellent information

Had we not stopped talking to the old guy in the i-site, he would have told us many more stories... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Hamburg, Germany
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126 Seddon Street, Waihi, New Zealand
+64 7-863 6715
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Picked up some really interesting material on Waihi. For us, the main attraction is the gorgeous beach and then the overpriced gold mine. We gathered other info on the Arts Museum, the railway, campsites and cafe / restaurants - useful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 13 August 2018

It is a good information centre, with plenty reference stuffs, local maps and brochures, and also a souvenir shop. However, the strong point of this place is its close relationship with Waihi Gold Mine, a really important part of the long history of this small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed 15 January 2018

There's the usual tourist souvenirs for sale, and some gold themed and gold items. And the brochures and pamphlets of local and some distant attractions. But mostly, they're trying to sell tickets for the Gold Discovery Centre, which seemed extremely overpriced. When we wanted to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kiwigirl341
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Had we not stopped talking to the old guy in the i-site, he would have told us many more stories: really nice. He even recommended the best fish'n chip in Waihi Beach.Thank you!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank jobst56
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This is the best iSite I've been to. There is heaps of information and really cool displays to look at. Great for kids.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Victoria S S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Friendly staff made our visit very worthwhile. Lots of information about the area in leaflets, flyers and maps. Staff were super friendly and made us feel very welcome, answering our questions with a lots of knowledgeable answers. Gifts are for sale too, a real bonus.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Very informative and certainly worthwhile paying a visit. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. Have been a number of times with friends and family,

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank fortunatefew
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I took my granddaughters along to see this when it first opened. They were 3 & 4 years old. They had a good time here, and I think they'd do even better now a couple of years later. Great history and insight into the mine...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Heidi H
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Had an hour to kill in waihi, so went to the mine experience. Really good, kept the 6 &8 yr Olds entertained for a good hr, probably a little expensive I think $50 for a family more appropriate

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank MattC5479
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We went here to get our hut passes for a hike but stuck a little bit here with all those interesting information about he mines. A pity that it cost so much to do the tour, so we haven't done it. Great basic stuff though...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Isabell8785
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