Broken Hills (E6)

Broken Hills DoC Reserve and campground in the Coromandel.

GPS: -37.105234 175.738165

Broken Hills tracks overview

Broken Hills tracks overview

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Trailhead map of all the Broken Hills tracks

Trailhead map of all the Broken Hills tracks

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Collins Drive loop track

Collins Drive loop track

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Approaching the water race tunnels

Approaching the water race tunnels

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Water race hewn out of the surrounding rock.

Water race hewn out of the surrounding rock.

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Water Race tunnels on the Collins Drive loop track

Water Race tunnels on the Collins Drive loop track

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Water race tunnels along track at Broken Hills.

Water race tunnels along track at Broken Hills.

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Collins Drive 500m refurbished mining tunnel

Collins Drive 500m refurbished mining tunnel

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Historic tramway rails at Collins Drive.

Historic tramway rails at Collins Drive.

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Former muddy planking inside Collins Drive, now improved by DoC to a better no-mud floor

Former muddy planking inside Collins Drive, now improved by DoC to a better no-mud floor

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Inside the Collins Drive tunnel, Broken Hills

Inside the Collins Drive tunnel, Broken Hills

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Inside Collins Drive.

Inside Collins Drive.

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Collins' side tunnels---thx for the windows Doc.

Collins’ side tunnels—thx for the windows Doc.

A flash photo of a Collins Drive closed-off side tunnel.

A flash photo of a Collins Drive closed-off side tunnel.

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Inside Collins Drive approaching west exit, Broken Hills.

Inside Collins Drive approaching west exit, Broken Hills.

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West end of the Collins Drive

West end of the Collins Drive

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View of Pauanui and Tairua from viewpoint.

View of Pauanui and Tairua from viewpoint.

View of Kauaeranga's Pinnacles (distant jagged peaks) from Collins loop viewpoint.

View of Kauaeranga’s Pinnacles (distant jagged peaks) from Collins loop viewpoint.

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Ok, back down to the Broken Hills campground, there are other nearby tracks and waterfaalls to explore…

DoC Broken Hills campground--$10pp

DoC Broken Hills campground–$10pp

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Tairua River at Broken Hiills campground..

Tairua River at Broken Hiills campground..

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Sweet camping nooks at Broken Hills DoC campground

Sweet camping nooks at Broken Hills DoC campground

Open spaces at Broken Hills campground.

Open spaces at Broken Hills campground.

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Swimming hole at the Govenment Battery waterfall

Swimming hole at the Govenment Battery waterfall

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Upper waterfalls above Government battery

Upper waterfalls above Government battery

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Looking out the Gem of the Boom jail tunnel.

Looking out the Gem of the Boom jail tunnel.

Gem of the Boom jail-cell tunnel.

Gem of the Boom jail-cell tunnel.

Ruins of the Golden Hills Battery

Ruins of the Golden Hills Battery

Ruins of the Golden Hills Battery at Broken Hills.

Historic Stamper Battery remnants

Historic Stamper Battery remnants

 

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2 Responses to “Broken Hills (E6)”

  1. day 4: broken hills mines | chris and julia go to new zealand Says:

    […] nz frenzy recommendation. stopped by to do a hike through the broken hills mines. we just did a short one since we had to make it to the other side before evening. […]

  2. Day #117 – 118: Trekking at Broken Hills and doing some serious canyoning at the Sleeping God Canyon | Departure: Oslo // Arrival: World Says:

    […] on a NZ Frenzy travel tip we headed towards the Coromandel’s golden spot; Broken Hills. We wanted to experience the old […]

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