This video is part of the Meet the Locals series that was originally shown on TVNZ.
View the Waiuta ghost town video(4 minute clip on YouTube)
Explore one of the West Coast's best known ghost towns. Waiuta was once a bustling mining settlement, producing nearly 750,000 ounces of gold from 1.5 million tons of quartz.
By visiting DOC-managed gold mining history sites you can learn about New Zealand's gold mining history that began with the Coromandel rush of 1852.