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Dec 1, 2013 - Last day walking up Karangahake Gorge

We were the only ones camping in the lovely little campsite at Karangahake lodge overlooking the river and in the morning the sun was shining which made it even more pleasant. We spent the morning cycling back along part of the Hauraki cycle trail to a side valley which was the original site of the Karangahake gold mining in the late 1800s. There was an hours historic trail with information plaques and remnants from the mining days as well as lots more dark mining tunnels to walk through needing the torch again. Although these were unlit...

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