Waihi & Waihi Beach

Tour Waihi's working gold mine Discover local gemstones and jewellery at the Waihi Art Market.  At Waihi Beach you'll find seaside accommodation and another shopping centre.

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The alternative lifestyle of this area is reflected in the unique, boutique accommodation options on offer here.

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Browse through the diverse range of activities on offer in this area. There are many to choose from, find your favourite!  

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What to do in Waihi & Waihi Beach

The Waihi Region has a lot to offer it's visitors and is a great place to enjoy New Zealand's great outdoors. From stunning coastal regions, white sand beaches, beautiful bush, to learning about the history and heritage of the area, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

  • Visit Martha Mine to see a fully functional open cast gold mine in action!
  • Wander one of Waihi's many walkways
  • Explore Waihi's golden history: museums, historic sites & trails
  • Spend your summer at beautiful Waihi Beach
  • Visit Waihi's Art Market to find your own nugget of treasure

Waihi Beach

The coastal township of Waihi Beach is approximately 10km east of Waihi. Waihi Beach has a range of services available for visitors, including a modern shopping centre, excellent restaurants and plenty of accommodation for everyone. There are a range of activities to suit everyone's needs, whether its boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, going on a picnic, a picturesque bush walk, a stunning coastal walk, or checking out the local arts and crafts.

Waihi and Kaikati are just a 15-20 minute drive away, and Tauranga is less than an hours' drive away as well. Explore Anzac Bay, a popular reserve, head to Athenree, which hosts a pool complex including open-air hot pools, a milder pool for swimmers and a soak pool. The beautiful Karangahake Gorge is also just a 20 minute drive from Waihi Beach.

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How do you get to Waihi & Waihi Beach?

  • Travel by Plane
    • There are no air services to Waihi. However, it is easily accessible, located within two hours’ drive of Auckland, Rotorua and Tauranga, the biggest airports in the area.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Waihi.
  • Travel by Bus
    • Waihi can be accessed via buses travelling between Auckland and Tauranga. Many national bus and tour companies include the area in their itineraries as either a day trip, drive-through or overnight destination.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • There are no rental car options available in Waihi. Most visitors pick up their rentals in other North Island destinations.