|The old tramline on the right|
|Looking down into an overgrown kiln|
|One of the windows in the tunnels|
|Monbretia in bloom|
|Remains of one of the batteries|
|In the old rail tunnel|
Today The Scout, Miss B and I ventured to Karangahake Gorge, to test out a day hike, The Scout is planning for a cub group later in the year.
We did the Windows Walk, which was an easy walk along the river and through the old mining tunnels (yes I did get wet feet doing this, and I was glad I had a torch) with the windows out to the gorge.
Old tram lines and lots of old mining equipment litter the walkway, which is very scenic everywhere you look.
After lunch we did a short hike on part of the Karangahake Rail Trail - the highlight being a walk through the old rail tunnel which is 1km in length.
It was lovely to get away from Auckland, before another week of work.