Explore The Many Fantastic Walking Tracks Available Through Out New Zealand Including The Nine Great Walks.

    Crown Tramway Karangahake Gorge

    Crown Tramway Karagahake

    The Crown Tramway Track is located in the Karangahake Gorge just east of Paeroa in the Waikato, the car park is a few kms into the gorge on the side of the Ohohinemuri River. There are several tracks located here once you have walked over the long swing bridge that crosses the Ohohinemuri River, there is a loop track of sorts on the left hand side over another swing bridge this takes you along the river to where the Hauraki Rail trail emerges from the tunnel you can enter the tunnel and this takes you west of the car park and emerges out on a rail bridge and you can return to the car park via a walking track.

    The Crown Tramway track starts above the old ruins just above the river the track to the right takes you up to the mountain summit, the track on the left is the tramway track, the first few hundred meters is along the river offering stunning views into the ever narrowing gorge, there are several old mine shafts along here but they are blocked of.

    Around ten minutes into the walk the track starts to hug the cliff and is cut into the side of the rock face with overhanging rock just above your head and a stunning view straight down into the Waitawheta River and a few hundred meters on you will arrive at the underground pump house and a stunning river crossing over a swing bridge to the other side of the river. From this point you can carry on the main track and this will take you to the Dickey Flat campground around 1.5 hrs walk away.

    Just past the swing bridge and the under ground pump house is a track on the left hand side this track leads back to the carpark and is a stunning walk through the upper gold mine and past a window cut out of the cliff side offering a view straight down onto the swing bridge below.

    If you take this route back you need to take a torch as parts of the tunnel are pitch black, around half way through there is an other tunnel leading into the hillside to explore, emerging out the other side you follow the tram tracks back to the ruins of the ore crusher a giant block of concrete that housed the machinery to extract the gold.

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    Pukenui Forest

    Taraire Ridge And Pukenui Loop Tracks

    The Taraire Ridge Loop trtack and the Pukenui Loop track are located just outside of Whangarei in the Northland Region, the loop walks are part of the large Pukenui Forest Park which is mostly broad leaf forest with large native trees like the Kauri and Totara mixed in. The main access…
    Otaika Valley Walkway summit

    Otaika Valley Walkway Northland

    For Nature lovers the Otaika Valley Walkway is a great walk on the outskirts of Whangarei in the Northland Region of New Zealand, the track is located in a scenic reserve and is around 5kms one way, this is a one way walk and takes around 4hrs return to the carpark, the track ends at…
    Waro Limstone Scenic Reserve walk

    Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve

    The Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve is a nature and conservation reserve located just North of Hikurangi in Northland and around twenty minutes from Whangarei City, the reserve covers around seven and a half hectares of spectacular Limestone formations and an old abandoned coal mine. There…
    Mount Aubrey Reotahi Coastal Walk

    Mount Aubrey Reotahi Coastal Walkway

    The Whangarei Heads in the Northland Region of New Zealand has a lot going for it, there are secluded beaches, beautiful native bush and stunning mountain walkways and the Mount Aubrey Reotahi Coastal Walkway loop is a stunning walk up through native bush to the Summit of Mount Aubrey at…
    Te Whara Track

    Bream Head WW2 Radar Station

    The Te Whara Track forms a series of walks near the Whangarei Heads in Northland New Zealand the walks are through stunning native bush and most of the tracks are well maintained and suitable in most conditions however there are sections that can turn to mud in adverse conditions, the…
    Te Whara Reserve

    Te Whara Scenic Reserve

    Te Whara Scenic Reserve is located at the end of Whangarei Heads in Northland around 38km from the Whangarei CBD the drive out to the heads follows the harbor side most of the way providing stunning views of the the inner harbor as it winds in and around some beautiful sandy beaches and…

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