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Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

State Highway 2, Waihi, New Zealand
+64 7-578 7677
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“windows walk” (57 reviews)
“train tunnel” (13 reviews)
“car park” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
State Highway 2, Waihi, New Zealand
+64 7-578 7677
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

We stopped quickly and decided to do the first part of the windows walk as had our toddler with us. After some steep stairs we got up to the main level and walked into the 2nd tunnel which showcases an amazing view of the below...More

Thank LUXE_Aus
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Did the Windows walk this time, having walked the other routes many times in the past. Do take a torch if you do the Windows walk as the tunnel is pitch black.

Thank Yvonne O
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Four of us didn't do the whole walk but spent a couple of hours there. We all thought it was a really good walkway and would go back to do parts we didn't have time for this time. Thoroughly recommend this to people of all...More

Thank Grandvisitor
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

A nice walk around the remains of the morning in New Zealand. It is something different than the beaches and national parks. Really enjoyed the nice walks!

Thank François V
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed February 19, 2017

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.

Thank AucklandWino
Reviewed February 19, 2017

A stunningly beautiful riverside walk. Easy walk for all ages. Easy access with lots of parking at various parts of the walkway.

Thank alan r
Reviewed February 18, 2017

So much to see and great walks (even for those of us that are not so fit!! ) Loved walking through the 1km long tunnel and the old mine shafts up in the hills. The waterfall was lovely and then we took a return train...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed February 17, 2017

I live in the UK but have now made two trips to do the 40 minute (ish) loop walk. Alongside the raging river, over three suspension footbridges and through the 1,056m long former railway tunnel. All this and ample architectural reminders of the former gold-mining...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Went for a walk around the gold mines and swim in the water! Was awesome so much history with the gold mines the kids loved it we had lunch as a break then walked the railway loop! Ended up swimming in the river was clear...More

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Kristin Y
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Strickes | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it would depend on what walks/areas you chose to do. The walk from Karangahake Gorge thru to Dickeys flat is about 1.5hrs each way very approximately. It depends on how fast you walk etc. The other walks are signposted... More
December 6, 2016|
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Response from wandering1farmer | Reviewed this property |
We are not tour operators , we are farmers from the Uk with a son and grandchildren in New Zealand . The area is real walking country.
Jenni S
April 30, 2016|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, bikes are easy to rent in the towns along the rail trail, we rented ours from our starting point at Thanes, but you could also rent them from Paeroa near the Gorge. Just google the rail trail people, I think it was... More