Local & Nearby Activities

The Gorge offers a selection of scenic and historic walks.

Key walks

*Windows Walk     *Tunnel Walk     *Crown Track     *Dubbo96

            *Karangahake Mountain    *Dickey's Flat       

The gorge has many other activities to enjoy such as:

  • The Hauraki Rail Trail - Karangahake to Waihi or Paeroa.                                [Car parking and access - a few minutes from our location!]
  • Waikino/Waihi historic train rides
  • Trout fishing - Ohinemuri and Waitewheta rivers.
  • Boolswool Farmpark - farm animals as well as emu, deer, alpacas and more!



    The "Bistro" and Ohinemuri Winery just a few minutes from us here in the Gorge

    PAEROA (7 minutes north)


    Indian, Chinese, Pizza, Sushi Bar, Thai, McDonalds, 131 Cafe restaurant.

    "L&P" Cafe, The Courtyard Cafe

    TO DO in:


    Antique shops
    Stroll around the many antique shops in the 'Antique Town' of Paeroa

    WAIKINO (5 minutes east)

    Historic train rides
    Travel from Waikino to Waihi and return. Enjoy a cafe meal at the Waikino station.

    TE AROHA (20 minutes south)

    Hot Water Mineral springs
    A variety of relaxing private spa and larger pools.

    WAIHI (15 minutes east)

    Gold Mine
    The Martha open pit mine right in the centre of Waihi. The largest open pit mine in a town in the southern hemisphere! Complete with on site information centre and museum.

    WAIHI BEACH (25 minutes east)

    Enjoy this beautiful long expanse of white sand beach - 10 minutes south east of Waihi

    We are happy to help you plan your activities while you are enjoying your stay with us in the Karangahake Gorge.

    Annual Events (www.paeroa.org.nz)

    Highland Games and Tattoo - February

    Paeroa Domain Ceud Mile Failte.
    The domain is transformed into the Scottish Highlands. Daytime traditional competitions, genealogy, food and a spectacular evening tattoo (which rivals Edinburgh) celebrate all things Scottish.

    V8 & Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet - February

    A weekend for petrolheads with the V8 show always held the day before the Battle of the Streets. The vehicles parade along the main street of Paeroa at 11 am & are then displayed at the Racecourse. There is food, music, stalls & activities

    Battle of the Streets - February

    Come watch the motorbikes roar through the streets of Paeroa. This event guarantees a day of thrills and spills for the whole family. If speed and racing is your thing then Battle of the Streets is the event for you.