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Great walk with multiple options and durations

We did this walk in the rain but still was interesting to keep us going. Last reminiscense of the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
letamritaknow
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New Zealand
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A look back to an important part of NZ timber industry history

The Waitawheta Tramway walk takes you from the end of Franklin Road to Waitawheta Hut in about 3-4... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
8623PaulineS
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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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16 May 2018
“Great walk with multiple options and durations”
21 Jan 2018
“A look back to an important part of NZ timber industry history”
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Franklin Road | Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We did this walk in the rain but still was interesting to keep us going. Last reminiscense of the tramway and engineering. Markings and boards in regular intervals describing the logging history vividly in photos. The forests, streams and gorge was also interesting.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Waitawheta Tramway walk takes you from the end of Franklin Road to Waitawheta Hut in about 3-4 hours, depending on your fitness and your disposition to stop and have a look around along the way. It is a relatively easy walk along the old...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

SO interesting, we are so so lucky to still have this historic area available....Waitawheta is one of the most spectacular bush tramways ever built. A relatively lengthy (14 km) section survives in near pristine condition. This busy tramway operated from 1898 to 1928 and involved...More

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