ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Waihi Beach Gold Mining History

Waihi Beach Gold Mining History


Waihi Beach Gold Mining History

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Grade 3

Nearest Town: Waihi Beach

Registration Region: Waihi Beach

Duration: 3 hours

Start Time: 9:00 am - Waihi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club car park

Cost: Donation

Discover the history of Waihi Beach Gold Mining and the Treasure Island Reef.  Our guide Ian Robinson is a wealth of knowledge and has some fascinating stories. 

Bring lunch and sturdy shoes.

Photo Credit and description: 

Sinking on the Treasure Island Reef
Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 43, September 1999

An incidental view of the northern headland at Waihi Beach, circa 1905-10, showing the Waihi Beach Goldmining Company’s shaft headframe and associated powerhouse with its twin chimney stacks. The nearby hut (directly above the figures) may have served as a blacksmith’s workshop and assay house.



  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Walking Shoes

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own safety equipment, food, water, clothing and vehicles.

The Festival is a non-profit event which relies heavily on volunteers, and donations to help pay for the organisation and promotion of the month-long event.

Any contribution received towards ECHO is greatly appreciated and helps to ensure the success and continuation of the festival.

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