Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, Waihi

4.8
Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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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  • There are several short and long walks along the edge of the river and up into the gold mining areas.  more »
  • There are many walks in the Karangahake Gorge but this is the best. Its called the Windows Walk because for part of it follows an old gold mining tramway which includes tunnels. In order to get some.....  more »
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