Karakariki Reserve Track

Karakariki walking Track
The Karakariki walking track is a Department of Conservation managed track and is located just north of Whatawhata on the outskirts of Hamilton in the Waikato, the walk is a mix of farmland, riverside and native bush,the walk starts on private farmland and there is a small carpark at the end of the access road. The walk starts with a swing bridge over the stream this part of the track is on private land and for around five hundred meters you are walking through a swamp, and t...
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Top of Butlers Incline

Butlers Incline Waiorongomai Valley
Butlers Incline is part of the old gold mining days from the early 1900 the incline is a double tramway track that is part of the Pikao County tramway system, that delivered the gold carrying ore to the ore crusher at the base of the Waiorongomai Valley on the eastern side of Mount Te Aroha. On an earlier walk to the base of the butlers Incline we attempted to climb the incline from the base, this attempt failed as the ascent up the railway sleepers and the steep angle of the incline i...
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