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The Karangahake Gorge historic walkway follows the old Paeroa to Waihi railway line with the remainder of the track following the banks of the Ohinemuri River. Old mine buildings and machinery can be seen from a number of locations on the walkway Downstream where the Waitewheta River meets the Ohinemuri, visitors can explore relics of the many processes that took place in extracting gold, from the tunnels where rock was extracted, to the roasting pits where rock was broken down and finally remnants of the huge stamper battery processing plant, The Talisman battery, built in the 1890s was huge in its day, with 50 stampers crushing rock around the day. Time: Two hours one-way. (Allow 45 minutes for the loop section.) Distance is 7 kilometres incorporating a 2 km loop walk). Directions: Situated between Paeroa and Waihi, and is serviced by four carparks, located at the Waikino Visitor Centre, Waitawheta Road, Karangahake Reserve and Crown Hill Road.