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Beautiful part of the country

Great place to visit, loved taking the bike ride with kids from Waihi train station. Easy ride and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Amazing place

First thing is bring a torch. Beautiful walk taking into the tunnels as you walk up the valley... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Dunedin, New Zealand
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State Highway 2 | Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, loved taking the bike ride with kids from Waihi train station. Easy ride and very scenic. Great place to look at local history and even do some fishing.

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Reviewed 13 October 2018

First thing is bring a torch. Beautiful walk taking into the tunnels as you walk up the valley. Make sure you do the 1km long tunnel which adds a small loop, but well worth it.

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It's a great short walk and has got lots of good photo spots - very beautiful part of the country, take a torch for some of the tunnels can be a bit dark on a dull day!

Thank russellandkimclark
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Stopped here on the way back to Auckland from Tauranga. So glad we did! Really unique walk with swing bridges crossing the stunning gorge. We especially enjoyed exploring the mining tunnels - I'd highly recommend bringing a torch and waterproof jacket & shoes. There were...More

Thank mei_soo
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful experience! The views were stunning and the walk energizing but not exhausting. We were with a group of young teens and they managed well on the 90 minute trek. Not to be missed!!

Thank ruthinglis64
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This wonderful little spot nestled half way from Waihi to Paeroa is a great way to experience our mining days and the lengths people would go to get gold. There are several grassed areas beside the river for picnics but please if taking children keep...More

Thank gargoyles50
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Our family did the rail tunnel walk. We took our dog on leash with a poo pick up bag. The tunnel itself is 1km and will need a torch even thou it is lit up but very dim. Took us about 1 hour and 15...More

Thank chapbear
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We did both the Historic Walkway to the Waikino Station Cafe and the Windows walkway for a total of 15 km. We had a beautiful day and thoroughly enjoyed the natural beauty of the river, the gorge and the surrounding countryside. We also enjoyed the...More

Thank joanhessidence
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here as part of our brief NZ drive. Definitely one of the more varied and exciting walks we have made. It is not too strenuous, but features amazing views over the gorge while walking through old mine tunnels. Bring a torch and rain...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 28 June 2018

A great walk in the Karangahake Gorge. Have done it a couple of times but sometimes it is difficult to get a carpark at the Paeroa end carpark during the summer months. Have good walking shoes as there is a bit of up & down...More

Thank 2016Colin
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