A self-guided tour allows you to explore the photographic museum, view a video presentation, discover mining relics, see steam-powered machines, & become acquainted with our Cave Weta colony. Try your luck at gold panning! Allow at least 40 minutes for your visit. No need to book ahead, unless there are over ten in your group.
60 minutes, 60km, passing through Paeroa and the famous Karangahake Gorge which is a wonderland for mountain bikes and trampers. Waihi township has shopping, refreshments and gold mining tours. 10km further south is our destination, Waihi beach. Delightful white sand and safe swimming that has become a kiwi favourite. At the southern end of Waihi
95km : 1 hour 17 min drive. The world-renowned Cathedral Cove (Te Whanganui-A-Hei) Marine Reserve has many charter boats plying the waters of Mercury Bay for fishing, diving or scenic cruising trips. The handy Whitianga Marina features a world class New Zealand ‘Clean Marina’ and a popular stop-off point for both local and international boat
380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel. Towards the end of the Coromandel peninsula. Driving creek railway is 87km away, taking 1 hour 20 min, likely more, since there are plenty of things to see. From Te Mata bay to Coromandel it is quite slow with lots of bends, so take your time and stop at the