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Beagle Walk – Sun 7th February – Karangahake Gorge, Paeroa

Location: Karangahake Gorge, Paeroa
Date: Sunday 7th February 2021
Time: 9.45am for a 10am start
Meeting Place: Karangahake Gorge Reserve Car Park
Directions: Click here to view the location on Google Maps
Parking: Karangahake Gorge Reserve Car Park

Meeting Place: Karangahake Gorge Reserve Car Park. Look out for the Auckland Beagle Club flag. There are toilets and water station there.

Route: The walk is mostly easy with a metal track but can get muddy at times so bring gumboots. There are also a few old rail tunnels so a torch could be useful as they can be dark (even though lit). The walk is a great exploration of the old mining days with remains of old train tracks and tunnels and a swing bridge (not sure how your beagle handles bridges so be aware). It is a gold heritage site and an historical wonderland. The scenery is amazing with views of the river and natural bush and deep valleys.

Directions: This gorge is 13 kms from Waihi and 8 kms from Paeroa. Located on State Highway 2, just south of Paeroa, it is about a 2-hour drive (130km) from Auckland and almost an hour from Hamilton. It is well signposted and parking is available right off the highway.

Walk Time: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

On leash/Off leash:  This is an on leash area at all times. It is unusual for dogs to be allowed onto a Dept of Conservation area but dogs can walk some trails here if on a leash. Please contact Ray Linton Brown on 021618465 if you have any queries.

Cup of Tea anyone? Can I please encourage you all to stay and socialize after the walk? The club will be providing free morning tea for members. Non-members welcome to join, koha donation.

Remember: It is advisable not to leave any valuables in vehicles, and to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for poor weather conditions and off road walking.
Don’t forget to take water and poo bags for your dogs.

Rain, hail or shine our Beagle walks go ahead On the day!

Non members are welcome to attend up to three of our beagle walks, after that, we would love for you to become a member. Membership fee is $20 per year and includes benefits such as snacks and drinks after some of the walks, and a regular newsletter.

Please always bring doggy doo bags and leads.

Contact Ray on 021 618 465 for any additional information or questions regarding the walk.

Please turn up in plenty of time on the day so that walks can start promptly.

Beagle Walk – October 2012 – Special Beagle Walk Adventure!

Come and join us on our next beagle walk – it should be very exciting – beagles go bush!

When: Saturday 6th October
Where: Karangahake Gorge

All existing and prospective club members are welcome to attend any of our beagle walks.  Please always bring doggy doo bags and leads.

Bring a torch (for the tunnels), comfortable walking shoes for off road, food, water, and poo bags (for your dog)

This is a very exciting walk in the Karangahake Gorge on the south side of Paeroa.  Just down the road is the historic goldmine town of Waihi and beautiful Waihi beach.

The walk will involve a selection of 1½ to 2½ hour walks alongside the Karangahake Gorge, Ohinemuri River or the Waitawheta River that runs into the Gorge River. Members will be able choose on the day from the two selections, that will be explained to them.

There are two walks on offer, so on the day we will be assisted by Terry and his sister who will each guide a group (both are experienced trampers).

  • Date: Saturday 6th October 2012 @ 10.30am
  • Meeting Place: Karangahake Reserve Car Park
  • Route: Find your way to Paeroa Township.  At the southern end of the town the State highway 2 enters the Gorge Road.  Approximately 3 minutes into the Gorge Road there is the Karangahake Reserve on your right – turn into the Reserve where there is a large car park, picnic area, and well maintained public toilets.

Walk Details:
There are two walks on offer, both walks follow rivers through the Gorge, the walk that follows State highway 2 is a flat level walk, the other has gradual to steep slopes in short sections, we will be entering old goldmine tunnels and suspension bridges on both walks, and therefore you will require a torch, we will be passing through beautiful native bush and large swimming pools, please make sure you are carrying water and snack food for yourself. You do not need to carry water for your Beagles.

You should allow at least one hour to driver from the Bombay Hills to Paeroa Township.

Please advise Terry Humphries (0212749145 or 09-5365847) or Karen Staniland (09 8109516) the day prior to the event or simply turn up on time on the day.

Note: It is advisable not to leave any valuables in vehicles, and to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for poor weather conditions and off road walking.  Remember to bring poo bags for your dogs.