Days 54-65 Waihi - Part 3

February 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I already talked about the strong mining background of Waihi. The first mining operation started in the late 19th century and after a longer break restarted in the 1980s. The Martha Mine is right in town and quite an impressive view:

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The mining trucks look small down in the pit but they are quite massive.

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Just a few kilometers out of town is the Karangahake Gorge, an old mine that was closed in the 1950s and now features many historic walks.

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The most famous walk is the Windows Walk through the old mining tunnels

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They say a torch is recommended, I would say it's mandatory...

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