Ride the Hauraki Rail Trail through the stunning Karangahake Gorge

One of the easiest Great Rides, the Hauraki Rail Trail, is a gentle cycle through New Zealand’s gold mining history.


Cycle the stunning Karangahake Gorge. © Destination Coromandel

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Waihi Motel Visit website

A friendly welcome awaits your arrival to 8 spacious 1-bedroom self-contained units with full kitchen facilities and 4 new studio units, two with wheelchair access. . . . More . . . 

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Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

The Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway follows the old railway line between Paeroa and Waihī with visible mining and railway remains. Take a torch to explore the tunnels! Read the story . . . 

Gold Discovery Centre

The Gold Discovery Centre - The award-winning Discovery Centre is a unique, interactive experience. You'll step through a dramatic entrance and your journey of discovery . . . More . . . 

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Karangahake Gorge: a reminder of a golden era

Explore the railway and the gold workings of Karangahake Gorge and have a picnic lunch and a swim in one of the Ōhinemuri’s lazy pools. Now that’s a solid gold experience. Read the story . . . 

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Palm Motel Waihi

WELCOME to Palm Motel, Waihi. Just 500 meters from the Hauraki rail Trail and a stones throw from the center of town, is the very . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Coromandel: a sting in the tail

Even in an area that has more than its fair share of wonderful beaches, the gems that lie along this road less travelled are in a class of their own... Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Coromandel: a sting in the tail

Even in an area that has more than its fair share of wonderful beaches, the gems that lie along this road less travelled are in a class of their own... Read the story . . . 

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