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Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway
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$189.11*
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Mt Maunganui Day Trip from Auckland
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Waihi
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on our way through to mount maunganui. Just took a short walk from the car park to the train tunnel. Unfortunately when we got there the tunnel was closed, we did not see any information about this provided in the car park which was slightly disappointing but the other views of the mountains made up for it. Walked for about 20 minutes all up and it wasn't difficult.

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a great walk and experience, i have done it many times, with adults, friends, and family. We all love it and find it very interesting and definitely worth driving too and getting out for the walk. Lots of interesting history of that area to see.

Thank Br0nze
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Nice easy 14.6km bike ride along the old rail trail, lovely scenery and the 1km long old rail tunnel is a wonderful ride. Very easy going and the whole family could ride this very easily. great family day out.

Thank Mrthetank
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

One of my favourite places ! It's incredibly beautiful, has lots of walking and cycling tracks, trout in the river, old gold mining relics to look at A must !

Thank Barb L
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This time in the Gorge we decided to do the Windows Walkway. It sounded interesting with tunnels with windows. That piqued my curiosity. The walk is not a hard one but it takes you through some of the old mine buildings before you enter the tunnels higher up the hill. These are fascinating. Luckily we had a torch, it really is essential! The tunnels are cut in to the hillside with openings where they used to dump the rubble that was not ore bearing, in to the river below, way below in some places. There are open tunnels that go well in to the hillside and if you do have a torch it is worth taking a stroll down them. Once you have rounded the first bend you quickly realise how dark it was in the places!!! Once you have exited from the windows tunnels there are a number of other walks you can add on, but we spent so much time looking at the old ruins that we made our way back to the car park and a well earned cuppa. A brilliant day.

Thank JDNZ
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