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Victoria Battery Tramway & Museum Society

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Visit this place to get an idea of what conditions people worked in to process gold. The remains... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Taunton, United Kingdom
Victoria Battery

See my review on Karangahake Gorge and Ruins and the museum at the Victoria Battery. It is worth... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
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Waihi 3641, New Zealand
+64 210 808 8043
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Visit this place to get an idea of what conditions people worked in to process gold. The remains are amazing.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Whilst we were in Waikino we were interested in seeing the Victoria Battery Tramway but it was closed on the day that we visited and only open two days a week. It was a shame that we did not get to see the museum but...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

See my review on Karangahake Gorge and Ruins and the museum at the Victoria Battery. It is worth visiting and amazing historical remains of industrial architecture.

Thank OxfordOwlman
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We had done the Gold Mine tour the previous day and been shown the modern ore processing plant. The Victoria battery dates back to about 1897 and ran until about 1954 and was the original ores processing plant. In its hey day it was a...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Driving past the site reveals a few derelict remains of what was once a huge industrial site. Only after the trip inside the museum and learning of it's size and operation can you appreciate the impact this place had in Waihi. Not really suitable for...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The Victoria Battery is a great site and the volunteers that were there when we visited were very helpful. We had our own tour of the tunnel and our guide was very knowledgeable. He provided us with a lot of information on the battery and...More

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

As Aussie visitors, we turned in to look at a nearby waterfall, then noticed the sign to the Victoria Battery and decided to have a look, knowing nothing about what was there. When we pulled up, we found that the site is officially open on...More

Thank Beth T
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I had the most lovely experience with a personal tour of the museum, which was packed with an impressive array of artefacts and did a great job of explaining the history of the area. To be guided by Rex who worked on the railway was...More

Thank Leesh656
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We love exploring around this area and have been there many times. Love the history, can't get enough of it.

Thank fortunatefew
Reviewed 29 January 2017

You can access this from a number of walking bridges, there is now a new swing bridge opposite the Waikino Pub. You can spend as long as you want there exploring all the ruins of the battery. There are toilets not far from the the...More

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