Waiorongomai Valley (F4)

Waiorongomai Valley ,historic mining site and walking tracks, Te Aroha.

GPS: -37.560307 175.755268

Waiorongomai Overview

Waiorongomai Overview

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Carpark signage for Waiorongomai Valley, just a few kms south of Te Aroha.

Carpark signage for Waiorongomai Valley, just a few kms south of Te Aroha.

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Map drawing of the Waiorongomai track system.  This  drawing is now featured on the carpark mapboard.

Map drawing of the Waiorongomai track system. This drawing is now featured on the carpark mapboard.

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Close-up at Waiorongomai map.

Close-up at Waiorongomai map.

Waiorongomai signage.

Waiorongomai signage.

 

 

 

Tramway relics betwwen Fern Spur and Butlers Incline

Tramway relics betwwen Fern Spur and Butlers Incline

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Waiorongamai signage close-up.

Waiorongamai signage close-up.

 

At Butlers Incline--quite an impressive rehabilitation here. Interpretive signs detail how the self-actuating incline operated.  Fascinating!

At Butlers Incline–quite an impressive rehabilitation here. Interpretive signs detail how the self-actuating incline operated. Fascinating!

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Historic photo of Butlers Incline

Historic photo of Butlers Incline

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Waiorongamai signage close-up.

Waiorongamai signage close-up.

 

Hiking up the uber-steep Butlers Incline at Waiorongomai.

Hiking up the uber-steep Butlers Incline at Waiorongomai.

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Mining tunnels near May Queen Incline, Waiorongomai, Te Aroha

Mining tunnels near May Queen Incline, Waiorongomai, Te Aroha

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Walking the russted railways of Waiorongomai

Walking the rusted railways of Waiorongomai

Walking the rusted railways of Waiorongomai.

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One Response to “Waiorongomai Valley (F4)”

  1. Solo, Part Three: Rainbow Mountain – sandra in new zealand Says:

    […] the mount the next day and also do an obscure gold mine hike recommended by my favorite guidebook NZ Frenzy. However, Friday started off with me looking at the Mount, thinking “meh” and then […]

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