Waihi? Why not!
If you are looking for adventure sport, cycling, family activities, Edutainment or a romantic getaway, Waihi is the perfect destination. In the centre of town is the Martha Hill Mine which you can look into and even walk around. The Goldfields Vintage Railway is an historical icon and offers 3 trips a day on weekends or you can take your bike on board and cycle through the Karangahake Gorge from Waikino Station. Scenic walks include the Gorge, Victoria Battery, and Owharoa Falls to name but a few. Not to be missed is Bowentown and Waihi Beach.
The new term Edutainment highlights the joy of learning while being thoroughly entertained and keeping to a budget. Local interests include the Waihi Museum, Gold Discovery Mine Tours and Bullswool Farm which is only a 20 minute drive away; a wonderful playland for the children. The Katikati Bird Gardens and the Waihi Waterlily Gardens are very peaceful and often used for weddings and conferences. If you fancy some ocean time then Waihi Beach is only 10 minutes away.
Waihi town centre has interesting shopping including fashion, jewellery, homeware and cafés. The town proudly displays art to view and purchase. Quality souvenirs representing Waihi and New Zealand, many created by locals, highlight the unique mix of contemporary and traditional New Zealand.
Waihi is central to surrounding areas such as Whangamata, Coromandel, Tauranga, Paeroa and Waihi Beach, all of which can be accessed within approximately a one-hour drive or less. Whether your interest lies in outdoor activities, historical attractions, creative locals or just taking time out, the Palm Motel Waihi is the stop for you!