Bay of Plenty region

Waiorongomai Valley gold mines.

Exploring Waiorongomai Valley gold mining relics

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Discover treasure in these stunning public parks featuring gentle walks and day visitor attractions plus overnight trips through historic countryside.

The Kaimai Heritage Trail reveals our rich industrial past and is waiting to be explored by you. The tramways, haul lines, and mining tunnels from the 19th and early 20th centuries now offer amazing day visitor locations and a network of walking and tramping tracks to discover.


The Kaimai Heritage Trail is located in the northern Kaimai Range and the southern end of the Coromandel between Paeroa and Waihi. Kaimai Heritage Trail destinations are accessible via SH2 at Karanagahake and Waikino, and via SH26 at Te Aroha. These places feature convenient parking with short walks to see amazing things.

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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