Waihi is a
town in the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island of New
Zealand. The town has a population of over 4.500. Waihi is close
to the Bay of Plenty which was named by James Cook. Waihi is a
maori word which means wai for water and hi for raise or draw
up. The town of Waihi is known for its gold mining in the world.
The town has temperate climate and enough rainfall which is very
good for agriculture. Mining is the main industry of economy but
dairy farming and horticulture also forms parts of the economy.
Waihi is not a big town but an interesting place to visit, you
can learn about gold mining. You can also learn about the
history of Waihi in the Waihi Art Centre and the museum. There
tours organised to the Martha mine which the largest gold and
silver mine. The town is small but full of history. Some
activities as fishing in the Ohinemuri River, diving,
snorkelling, big fishing is possible or you just lie on Waihi
Beach for some sunbathing and just relax. Waihi is worth a visit
when are in vacation in New Zealand.