Waihi is located at the Southern end of New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula.
Our native bush, the breathtaking Karangahake Gorge and the nearby white-sand stretches of Waihi Beach are just a few of the natural resources that we enjoy. Numerous groups and organisations cater for sport, recreation and the arts. Our region boasts a diverse group of businesses involved in a wide range of ventures, from tourism to dairy and dry-stock farming.
As well as a thriving present-day community, the town and surrounding region has a rich and fascinating history. Part of this history includes over 100 years of mining of gold and silver. Our present day mining operations (both open-cast and underground) exist alongside examples of the old methods of gold and silver extraction. Our pioneers weren't just involved in mining however. Last century saw Waihi in the forefront of work on radio and television development and manufacturing.
Waihi Lions Book Fair
The Waihi Lions Book Fair is on Saturday and Sunday over Queens Birthday Weekend, June 2 and 3. If you’d like......
Waihi Art Club Exhibition
Waihi Art Club’s Exhibition is on at Waihi Memorial Hall across the weekend from 9 am to 4 pm daily with......
Waihi Beach Annual Art & Craft Fair
Waihi Beach Art & Craft Fair is on Sunday, June 3 at the Community Hall with about 85 stalls. Take cash,......
ART Waikino is now recognised as a major art exhibition on the Coromandel Peninsula - paintings, craft, photography and sculpture. All proceeds to......
Check out photos from the 2017 Event in our gallery.
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