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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  • It took us about an hour to walk around, the views were breathtaking and the history around was great! We got to see glow worms! Glad I wore trainers as parts were a bit muddy! We arrived early- 9.30 ...  more »
  • We just did the short tunnel walk this time but have previously done the full exploring walk. Enjoyed it then and now. Just beautiful  more »
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