Known as the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula as well as the Bay of Plenty, Waihi boasts spectacular scenery, historical sites, numerous outdoor activities and a variety of fine restaurants, café’s and sightseeing options.
There are a lot of reminders of the gold mining days of the 1800’s and even today, gold and silver mining continues to play a major role in Waihi’s economy. Tours of the mine are available Monday to Friday, and a lookout provides spectacular views of the opencast mine area.
Visitors to Waihi can enjoy the beautiful Karangahake Gorge, just minutes away, with stunning river walks set among the bush clad hills and many swimming and rest areas. Fantastic coastal walks north of Waihi Beach offer fabulous ocean and stunning forest views.
If golf is your thing, try the beautiful Waihi Golf Course less than 10 mins from Athenree Hot Springs.
Together with the myriad of historical attractions and variety of sporting and adventure activities, Waihi offers something interesting for everyone.
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