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The Hauraki Rail Trail between the spectacular Karangahake Gorge and Waihi is proving incredibly popular.
Cyclists can park in Waihi, close to wonderful food and accommodation options, then ride the scenic route to Karangahake to experience historic gold mining relics and great scenery in the Gorge. Goldfields Railway offer return trips from the Waikino Station Cafe to Waihi Station. Once back in Waihi and refreshed, there's the Pit Rim Walkway to experience for awesome views over town and into the massive Martha Mine, and for the more adventurous there's great single-track riding around Winner Hill and Black Hill from the end of Clarke Street.
Plan for a full day of great cycling, food, heritage and scenery all based in Waihi - New Zealand's Heart of Gold.
Winner of "Best Visitor Experience" at the 2015 Museums Aotearoa NZ Awards. Discover this new treasure in "Waihi - New Zealand's Heart of Gold". Pull the levers, Crank the Handles, Push the Plunger, and discover Waihi's fascinating story of gold.