Tunnel Loop Karangahake Gorge

Tunnel Loop Karangahake Gorge
The Tunnel Loop is part of the Hauraki rail trail that starts back in Thames on the Coromandel Peninsula, although this section is an off shoot of the main rail trail as the trail goes to the Waihi gold mining village and you need to return back to the main trail that goes on to Te Aroha and trail end. The walk section starts at the Crown Hill Road carpark this is the road that crosses the river with a foot bridge over the top and there is a carpark around one hundred me...
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Kakepuku Mountain walk

Kakepuku Mountain
Kakepuku Mountain is an old volcanic cone in the Waipa District south of Hamilton in the Waikato, the cone is also an historic reserve as there are two Maori pa sites located on the mountain.There is also a great walking track that passes through parts of the original forest that once covered this volcanic cone, the summit offers magnificent views of the surrounding Waipa Waikato landscape.  The walk starts in the Kakepuku Reserve carpark located off the Kakepuku rd...
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