Top things to do in Karangahake Gorge

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Bistro at the Falls Retreat

The Bistro at the Falls Retreat is located in a wooden cottage under a shaded canopy of trees. Gourmet pizzas and rustic meat dishes emerge from the wood-fired oven on a regular basis, and there’s a great little pla…
Cafe in Karangahake Gorge

Ohinemuri Estate Winery

Ohinemuri Estate Winery has Latvian-influenced architecture and serves excellent lunches – shared platters, seafood, soups and vegetarian dishes all feature. You’d be right if you thought it was an unusual site for …
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Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

The very worthwhile 4.5km Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway takes 1½ hours (each way) and starts from the car park 14km west of Waihi. It follows the disused railway line and the Ohinemuri River Waikino station, wh…
Cafe in Karangahake Gorge

Waikino Station Cafe

The Waikino terminus of the Goldfields Railway has a friendly cafe with good burgers and counter food. Bikes can be hired here for $45 if you’re keen to explore the scenic Karangahake Gorge section of the Hauraki Ra…
Historic Site in Karangahake Gorge

Victoria Battery Tramway & Museum

Across the river from the Waikino train station, the Victoria Battery Tramway & Museum is the former site of the biggest quartz-ore processing plant in Australasia. There’s a dinky tram ride and regular guided t…