popular attractions of Waihi region
beautiful Waihi Beach

Local Activities and Attractions

Waihi town centre

About Waihi

The extremely diverse topography of the Waihi region provides a rich playground for all to enjoy. Whether it's the stunning beauty of the Karangahake Gorge, getting out into bush clad hills or just relaxing on the beautiful white sand of Waihi Beach, the Waihi region is a great place to appreciate what New Zealand's outdoors has to offer.

Gold Mine Tours

Gold Discovery Centre

Waihi Gold Mine Tours takes you 'inside the fence' of the massive Martha Mine where you can get up close to gigantic trucks, and feel the power of huge machines as they crush the ore to extract the precious gold and silver.

Hauraki Rail Trail

Hauraki Rail Trail

The Hauraki Rail Trail is the easiest riding trail in New Zealand, with various stages allowing for comfortable 3-day Rail Trail cycle rides.

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

Karangahake Walkway

Situated at the base of the Coromandel Range, the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway follows the old railway line between Paeroa and Waihi, giving access to impressive remains from the mining and railway eras.

Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach offers nine kilometres of sweeping white sand with one of the safest surf breaks in New Zealand. It brings people back each summer to just relax or enjoy activities out on the water or along our coastline and bush.