Local & Nearby Activities

Karangahake Gorge - State Highway 2, Karangahake.
Five minutes drive from Paeroa. The Gorge offers a selection of scenic and historic walks ranging from 30 mins to 6 hrs. Key walks are the Tunnel Walk, Windows Walk, Victoria Battery, Dickey's Flat, Crown Track and Karangahake Mountain Walk. The gorge has many other activities to enjoy such as:

  • Rail Trail - Karangahake to Waihi to the east or Paeroa to the west. Car parking and access - a few minutes from our location
  • Waikino/Waihi historic train rides
  • Trout fishing - Ohinemuri and Waitewheta rivers
  • Farm visits - Boolswool Farmpark - usual farm animals as well as emu, deer and alpacas
  • Paeroa Golf course Play a round at this great 18 hole golf course in a beautiful setting overlooking the Hauraki Plains.
  • WHERE TO EAT

    KARANGAHAKE GORGE

    Restaurants

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

    PAEROA (7 minutes north)

    Restaurants

    Indian, Chinese, Pizza, Sushi Bar, Thai, McDonalds, 131 Cafe restaurant, Paeroa Hotel stone grill

    Cafes
    several cafes serving great coffee and meals including the famous "L&P" Cafe currently closed - undergoing restoration;The Courtyard Cafe

    SHOPPING in PAEROA

    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 café 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 7 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.