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. Before you head to Waihi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Waihi day trip site , to make sure you see all that Waihi has to offer, including Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway.
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  • What a fanastic place to walk around , the ruined buildings and tunnels make it very scenic and historic, a place not to miss. Also its free, as is the parking with then added bonus of toilets in the ...  more »
  • Anytime it is a great wander around, with a great history. It is adjacent to the Hauraki Rail Trail and not TOOO far away from the excellent coffee at Waikino Station Resturant. Parking is easy just o...  more »
  • We enjoyed the ride because of the setting, views also of the many information panels allowing us to understand the history of the place. The passage in the tunnel is one of our favorite moments, don't forget to turn off your flashlights (essential!) to see some glow worms!
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