JollyBikes - The Gold Rush Tour
96 Richmond St, Thames
07 867 9026
PRICE: E-Bike: NZ$ 329 pp, Standard bikes: NZ$ 299 pp, Children up to 12 years NZ$ 279 pp
Discover the Gold Heritage and picturesque scenery of the Karangahake Gorge on this full day tour.
E-Bike: NZ$ 299 pp, Standard bikes: NZ$ 269 pp, Children up to 12 years NZ$ 249 pp
Interested in Gold? Ride from the historic town of Paeroa known for its antique shops through the scenic and serene Karangahake Gorge to the Goldmine town of Waihi.
Ride through the most popular section of the Rail Trail follows the Ohinemuri River through the dramatic Karangahake Gorge, a deep canyon cut through the Kaimai Ranges. Explore the distinctly different landscape including the cascading Owharoa waterfall, photogenic gold mining sites, the charmingly old-fashioned Victoria Battery museum,1100-metre long railway tunnel, and freaky Windows Walkway that burrows through a shadowy side-gorge.
Enjoy a light lunch at your leisure at the charming Waikino Station Cafe, before continuing to Waihi where you will put everything you saw into perspective by visiting the Waihi Gold Discovery Centre. Get the inside story as you rattle the drill, crank the handles, push the plunger and become immersed in the interactive activities.
Duration: 6-7 hours (incl. walks/attractions), 24 km
Fitness level: Low to moderate (slight uphill towards Waihi)
Group Size: Min. 2 people
Bike hire incl. instructions
Helmet, Lock & Bike Bag Hire
Map and travel tips
Meal voucher for lunch at the Waikino Station Cafe or Pizza at the Falls Retreat
Entry to the Gold Discovery Centre in Waihi
Shuttle from Waihi to Paeroa at 4pm