Waihi Gold Education Centre is available to all educational groups free of charge. We take mine tours and also run educational sessions in our classroom. By following the links on this site you should be able to find all of the information you need to plan a class trip to our Waihi Gold Education Centre. Many of our resources will hopefully help you work through a range of learning experiences with your students.

If you would like any further information or would like to book a tour to the Waihi Gold Education centre please contact us.


A typical day could look like this...

9.45am - Arrive
10.00am - Gold Mine Tour
11.30am - Education Session and Underground Experience
1.00pm Leave for Home.

Or ask about our 'Mine Hunt for Gold' if you would like to stay longer.


Great lessons, powerpoints, reading texts etc. for all ages. Click on the 'K-12 Education' area for specific lessons but explore the rest of the site also.


Digging For Gold. A look at our Martha Mine Waihi, by MAGUINESS, Jan Pt 01 No. 4 2003. Pgs 7-11

This report looks at Waihi's Martha Mine, explaining a little of its history since its opening in 1878.
An impression of the huge size of this mine can be gained from the facts, figures, and accompanying photographs.

• Reading Year Level 4
• Guided Reading Level 8-9


If you would like more information or to book an education session, a tour, a learning journey around our mine pit, an underground experience or a combination of these, please contact us.

Phil Salmon
Education Officer
Oceana Gold Waihi
Tel: +64 (0)7 863 8192
Fax: +64 (0)7 863 6084
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43 Moresby Avenue Waihi 3610 New Zealand
43 Moresby Avenue
Waihi 3610
New Zealand

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Have you thought about beginning your unit with a Skype session?
Maybe it's a quick story about how gold was first discovered here in Waihi, or a picture of some thumbs that were cut off to claim compensation, these are now 
at the Waihi Museum, or a couple of quick facts to capture the students imagination? Feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help out with this.

If you are doing a follow up or some pre-visit work also and would like to give students an opportunity to ask some questions please feel free to email me a Skype time that is suitable. Skype Name: phillip_salmon