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“Fascinating walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway

Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway
Seddon Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
07 863 3030
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Waihi
Type: Trails
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fascinating walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

When you think gold you think glamour but looking into the Waihi gold pit there doesn't seem very much glamour in that job. This walk is really interesting and if you go along to the information center there's much more to find out about gold mining and the local lady was really knowledgeable about everything from that local perspective.

Visited January 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not every day one get so close to a mine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

For me it had a lot to do with the history of the place and standing there I could not help but feel as though I have gone back in time. I admire the tenacity and perseverence of the pioneers who made it all possible under harsh circumstances.

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Cambridge, null, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

It was historic and informative, giving detailed descriptions of the scale of such a venture. It is quite frightening to think that the area was a cone shaped hill at one stage.

Visited November 2012
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Interesting History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Amazing to look at and interesting to read about the history of it.
My two kids loved it and had heaps of fun. They also liked the huge truck that was now on display.

Visited August 2012
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Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
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214 reviews 214 reviews
86 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

You can take a walk around the top of this massive mining project and get some great views and see just what a big job this is extracting the gold and the trucks look like small toys and if you have time there is an organised tour to take.

Visited October 2012
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