Broken Hills, Golden Hills Battery Walk

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Broken Hills, Golden Hills Battery is an easy flat walk from the bridge car park to the Broken Hills mine, which operated successfully from 1896 to 1914.

  • Location: North Island NZ
  • Distance: 1 km
  • Time needed: 30 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: Double back
  • Elevation: 39m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: No
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: No
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: North Island NZ
  • Distance: 1 km
  • Time needed: 30 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: Double back
  • Elevation: 39m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: No
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: No
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Golden Hills Battery Car Park

6.5 km down the Puketui Valley Road you need to stop at the bridge. To your left is the start of the Golden Hills Battery walk.

Point 2: Golden Hills Battery

Golden Hills Battery walk is very easy, you could push a wheelchair to within 50m of the battery. You walk past a gold mine still being worked, but locked up. Then just minutes way is another old mine which you can walk into, but take a pair of gumboots and a good torch. As you amble along the Golden Hills Battery walk you can also look across the Tairua River to the campground and in places you see the track leading to the water race walk. Just before the Golden Hills Battery there is a old railway track lying on the side of the track, so watch the toes.




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