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Rock it in Wharekirauponga


Rock it in Wharekirauponga

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Grade 3

Nearest Town: Whangamata

Registration Region: Thames / Coromandel

Duration: 4-5 hours

Start Time: 9:30 am - End of Parakawai Quarry Rd

Cost: Donation requested

Explore one of the Coromandel’s Valleys of Gold, with something for everyone. Witness the amazing views, history, rock formations, swing bridge, tunnel and waterfall. The track is an old horse-drawn tram track (muddy in places), and passes unusual andesitic rock formations en-route to the old camp and battery site of the Royal Standard Goldmine. The Wharekirauponga Falls provide a very scenic lunch stop.


There are no specific requirements indicated for this trip. However, please read the description carefully and take care to anticipate what you might need for you or your party.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own safety equipment, food, water, clothing and vehicles.