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Karangahake Gorge

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Between Paeroa and Waihi on the notorious State Highway 2 is the hidden gem that most people simply drive through. Karangahake Gorge was once a bustling site for a number of gold mines and now a nationally significant gold heritage site.

Located on the banks of the Waitawheta River, you can follow this along some of the walkways and cycle paths, or venture into the tunnels where they used mine for gold.

There are several walking tracks around Karangahake Gorge, all with some breath taking views from different vantage points along the tracks. Each track has information at the start, informing you of the terrain and approximate duration, so you can be prepared. There are walks for all types of fitness.

If you’re in the Bay of Plenty and want a free activity to do, see some spectacular views and want to get outdoors Karangahake Gorge is definitely well recommended.

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