Friday, April 14, 2017
Exploring Karangahake Gorge
Last weekend we ventured out on one of our road trips this time to explore the Karangahake Gorge. Neither of us had actually gone into the area, just driven past.
This is a very historical place as the East Coast main trunk railway use to run through here. This section of it includes a walkway/cycleway and a 1100 metre tunnel. As you can see from the above 2 photos the main highway runs to the right which leads to Auckland.
We walked through some stunning native scenery, I was looking for fungi and mushrooms but as it wasn't quite wet I could'nt find any. There are also old ruins of abandoned gold mines here which were once used between 1880s and 1950s.
This is one of the bridges we crossed, as I am scared of heights the first one we walked over I had to hold my partner's hand - silly isn't it?
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