Local Area

Karangahake Gorge is the home to a variety of different scenic bush walks and cycle trails to suit every fitness level. It also provides access to many historical sites related to the rich mining history of the Waihi Area.

Owhawara Falls

Karangahake Walkway

Within 5 min drive from Waikino Cabins, easily accessible short 2 min walk from the main road. Lovely swimming hole on a summers day.

Victoria Battery

Karangahake Walkway

The Victoria Battery ruins is only a 5 min drive from Waikino Cabins and a short 10 min walk from the car park. You will see remains of the historic gold mining era including old cyanide treatment tanks and museum. This site connects with the Hauraki Rail Trail cycle pathway.

Hauraki Rail Trail

Section C: Paeroa to Waihi (24km)

This part (stage C) of the Hauraki Rail Trail takes you through the historic and scenic Karangahake Gorge past historic gold mine sites and through the 1 km long old rail tunnel. Only a 5 min drive from Waikino Cabins, we are happy to arrange to pick up/drop off cyclists and walkers.

Dickeys Flat

Picnic area and swimming hole located on the Waitawheta River, 5 min drive from Waikino Cabins, with walking tracks that form part of the Karangahake Walkway.

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