The walkway has been developing over the last few years and since I last walked it about two years ago, further work on it has progressed.

Future plans are to turn the huge hole into a freshwater swimming lake, but they have been saying that for years, so not sure when it will actually happen.

But for now, it is an education and a workout!  I like to start the walk opposite the Information centre in Seddon Street and turn left at the battery to walk in a clockwise direction.  

There are many places to stop and view the workings and machinery, plus read the information pinned onto the fence.

The walk is good on a cloudy cool day as in the middle of summer there is little shade.  There are slight uphills, a small shelter-belt of native bush and open grasslands and waterways, that provide contrast.  

After rain, there are wet parts so it is wise to wear waterproof footwear.

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: 1 hour
Distance: 3.9 km
Elevation: 115 m
Track Quality: Pretty good, gravel and dirt
Difficulty: Nice and easy with a very little up an down, mostly flat
Buggies/Wheelchairs: Yes you can.
Dog Friendly: Yes
Facilities: Toilets near the information centre. Plenty of shops as it's right in the middle of Waihi town.

Map location and track path

Photos of my walk around the Martha Mine Rim:

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