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A well sign posted track in the forest provides a scenic walk to old gold mine ruins where you can view old mining relics.
Winding through a scrubby harvested forest landscape, the initially unformed track soon descends to the old level carriageway bounded by native trees and the Wharekawa stream. Some 50-60 minutes from the car park the track leads over a bridge then to the right, and, after a short distance to the first view of the battery site.
Time: 2 hours return
Tip: Old mine workings can be dangerous
please take extreme care
Directions: 7km north of Whangamata, just past the Onemana Turn off, turn left onto Taungatara Road and continue 3km along the road till just before the first concrete river crossing. Parking is on the right, and the track starts on the left.