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!
  • 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.

    Cafes
    "L&P" Cafe, The Courtyard Cafe

    TO DO 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 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.

    Take a 45 second tour of the Karangahake Gorge