Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway
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Raja N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The gorge is on state highway 2, on the way to Mt Manganui. It is nice drive through great scenaries from Auckland. During summer times, it is better to get there by 10.30am as parking becomes hard later in the day.
Once there, there are few walkways that provides a bit of history on gold mining which is very interesting.
The walk is not too hard, there are some caves which need a torch.
There is a Small but beautiful stream near the car park.
Close to the gorge, 5 mins away there is a small but beautiful waterfall.
It would be good to take some food and enjoy the moment of serenity.
Written 29 December 2023
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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,522 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Visited in May 2023

Unfortunately during our visit, the Windows Walk was closed and so was the Railway Tunnel loop.

We could walk through the tunnel to the other side but had to return via the tunnel as well due to landslide closing off the track along the river. It was a shame that both tracks were shut otherwise it would've been a pleasant walk.

Plenty of parking available and free entry.
Written 13 September 2023
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Jane C
australia190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
An amazingly beautiful area with so many walks and lots of history. Unforunately, some walks that I wanted to do were closed due to damage from rain earlier in the year. I would be interested in revisiting if these were open if I come back to NZ. I stayed right in the area and it was lovely to walk early in the morning and late in the afternoon when I had the place largely to myself.
Written 24 August 2023
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Meg
Charlotte, NC410 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Stopped here to break up a drive. Was nice to walk around, but a few of the areas we wanted to hike were closed off and seemed to have been for a while. While it was nice enjoyable weather and a nice walk I wouldn’t stop back
Written 19 April 2023
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Hubert Armstrong
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The gorge is on the main road from Auckland down to Tauranga. Sited aroung the old tin mines and on a fast flowing river. The last time I was there it was a torrent and only about 6ft from the road!! Numerous walks along the river and through the forest. Very Kiwi with the beautiful ferns in abundance. The gorge is prone to land slips so check before you go or use the high route over the hills. There is plenty of car parking and when the river is low a swim just under the bridge is a must during the heat of summer
Written 23 February 2023
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Ken H
Ipswich, UK1,059 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Lovey location to stop off for an hour if in the area. Free parking, washroom facilities, and information boards dotted about to bring the gold and silver mining past to life. Quite incredible the industry that built up in the gorge over 100 years ago.
Written 19 January 2023
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Peter B
Hamilton, New Zealand238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Very pleasant and scenic area oozing with history, walks for all types from either a sight amble along the river to a trek through the hilly countryside, you can even stroll through a disused railway tunnel should you wish to.
One to visit on a nice day
Written 4 January 2023
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hanniepex
Auckland, New Zealand480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
We parked on Karangahake hall and walked through the tunnel first and reached the other end. We walked through the swinging bridges and the walkways. The crown is closed until - as shown on the photo that i uploaded with this.
Must bring poncho for a rainy day. The tracks have beautiful views And picturesque backgrounds. Its worth the walk :)
Written 17 May 2022
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Paul Martell-Mead
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
An easy cycle ride, mostly flat with beautiful scenery. I particularly enjoyed swimming beneath a waterfall - the water was icy cold, just the thing after getting hot and bothered on a bike. Highly recommended.
Written 5 February 2022
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Kim S
Tauranga, New Zealand563 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
We did the rail loop track as the windows walk was closed for urgent repairs. I would glass it as an easy walk but it's not wheelchair accessible.

The tunnel part of the track is shares with the cycle rail trail so watch the bikes sneaking up behind you
Written 2 October 2021
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