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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  • Arrived late in the day and walked much further than planned cause this place is awesome. There are walks to all sorts of abilities and the scenery is truly stunning. Well worth a visit  more »
  • Very pretty one hr walk through the gorge - the Windows walk. Good to do on a wet day but on arrival the weather cleared. Many places for photo stops. Not too busy.  more »
  • A stunningly beautiful riverside walk. Easy walk for all ages. Easy access with lots of parking at various parts of the walkway.  more »