Weekend in Waihi
From the New Zeland Herald, October 18, 2014
Sure, there’s gold in ‘them thar hills’ but there’s far more to do in the mining town than a weekend is time for, finds Donna McIntyre and her family.
We were there to check out the tourism spin-offs of mining, past and present. We visit the brand spanking new Gold Discovery Centre. We are all keen to get our hands on the interactive displays and endeavour to try them all. The simulated explosions, hands-on compressed air drill and 3D hologram style theatre of a bittersweet love affair are informative and fun, especially the interactive screen inviting you to gamble on Two-Up, only to find out that ...