I found this self guided walk beautiful and fun. My friend and I walked through they "Windows walk" which is set in the old railway/mining caves. It says "torch recommended" but I would say it was essential! It was raining lightly when we went and the river was booming and very full. The track had many water potholes so don't... 更多
The gorge track is closed due to the heavy rain, however there is still access to some viewing points and the volume of fast flowing water coming down the river is quite impressive. There are public toilets and a picnic area as well as information points regarding the historical significance of the area. There are a number of trails available... 更多
This is my second visit to the place, because the first time the windows walk was closed. First up was the railway tunnel. It was definitely a wonderful experience walking through it (it took longer than I first thought). The scenery all around was lovely. The windows walk was quite neat, but you would definitely want a good torch. Didn't... 更多
Enjoy the drive to the gorge. Fantastic walks. Lots of bridges. Eerie walk through old railway tunnel but is fun. Don't need touch as is quite well lit. Lots of old walls and columns and steel bars still around in this place. A must for visitors who enjoy walks and also for those who are interested in 1800's old buildings.... 更多
This was an awesome place! I happen to be driving by and decided to pull in for a quick break. Ended up staying for 4 hours! Would definitely visit again and highly recommend it. Just be careful after rain as the tracks were very muddy! And don't forget your torch!
Spare some thought to those pioneers a generation ago, who carved many kilometers through solid rock to build the Karangahake George which It is now part of the main road between Auckland and Waihi via Paeroa. In those spartan conditions you wonder how the pioneers did it. Information kiosks show you the history of the Karangahake George and its gold... 更多
Visited NZ three times, each time we make the effort to go walking at Karangahake gorge, September is the time of year best suited to us so not to busy, great walks including Windows walk, railway tunnel path , gold mine tunnels and Waitawheta river side walks, tramways, spectacular views and bridges. Find time to go to Waikino station cafe... 更多
Stopped here on our way back to the airport, as we had some time to kill on our last day. This was on the advice of the manager at our motel. What great advice! We really enjoyed it, especially the windows walk. There are actually glow worms in the tunnels if you turn out your torch and let your eyes... 更多
Stopped off on our way back while cycling the Paeroa to Waihi section of the Hauraki rail trail and we were very pleased that we did. It is a fascinating place and would be a great place to take kids for a day out, but you need good torches and solid footwear to enjoy exploring the tunnels.