Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, Waihi

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Explore the rocky terrain and rich mining history of Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, carved by the boulder-strewn Ohinemuri River. Hike or bike along the old railway line, inspect the remnants and ruins of the gold mining industry, and delve into some of the former railway and mining tunnels. Several old bridges span the foaming water, including a wire suspension bridge. Look for informative signs along the trails, pointing visitors towards places of interest and explaining the history of the area. Two cafes along the gorge provide refreshments and snacks. By using our Waihi trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway and other attractions in Waihi.
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  • We did this walk with our baby. It is cool going through the old rail tunnel. The river is impressive. I recommend stopping for a beer at the waikino pub and going on the waihi train if it's running. ...  more »
  • Took the train ride from Waihi with the kids and we all loved this. Was picked up at the end then went for the walk by the river and then thru the tunnels back to the car park, was pretty amazing, don...  more »
  • Great 1 hour return walk along the river from the parking area to the old Railway bridge. Didn't do the full Railway tunnel. Plenty of opportunities to take some great photos.  more »