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Available to walkers and a section available for
Connects Clarke Street (opposite the Heritage Walkway
which proceeds to Gilmour Lake) to Morgan Park traversing pleasant semi
wilderness areas following the general course of Mill Stream. An option is
to exit to Baker Street. From Morgan Park there is access to Speak's Quarry
close to Barry Road.
This is an easy walk (approximately 15 mins at an easy
pace) and includes boxed steps, two bridges, a picnic bench, and traverses a
lovely stream and wilderness area, with historical features.
The section from Baker Street to Morgan Park is suitable
for wheelchair access although assistance is recommended and egress is by
way of Morgan Park only.
Markers are established at significant points with
interpretation available via a brochure or this link - Mill Stream Heritage
Available to walkers.
This is an easy grade short walk (approx 15 mins) with a
delightful rural ambience. Deciduous trees provide a rural park-like
experience, with the contrast of a fully vegetated river bank across the
Ohinemuri River. We have left the track side as a grassed area to enable a
more intimate appreciation of the river. Take your coffee or picnic tea,
there is seating, and enjoy the calm influence of the river. Sheep may be
present as part of our maintenance regime so please ensure your dog is on a
leash at all times.
Entrance is from the bottom of Rosemont Road, or
continuation of the walk from Coffey’s if you are walking upstream.
Entrance is also from Gilmour Lake, near the statue of the dove at the lake
walk close to the main highway.
Available to walkers.
Continues Riverbank Terrace Walkway downstream to
Wellington Street and Coffey’s Creek swimming hole. Also a picturesque
walk under established trees and includes a clear view of the bridge piers
of the main rail trunk line which crossed the Ohinemuri River. A grassed
easy walk with even grade.
Continues downstream from Coffey’s Creek to Victoria
Street Bridge, passing under the bridge to emerge onto Victoria Street by
the pumping station. The experience of this walkway stage is dominated by
the old Martha – Silverton – Union battery site, the Ohinemuri River and
the rural setting beyond. A grassed walk, occasionally shared with the stock
who graze the area, with access maintained through a series of kissing
Not Yet Established.
From Victoria Street Bridge downstream beside the
Ohinemuri, past many native and exotic trees to the Waihi Dredging Plant
site, the dam on the Ohinemuri and the confluence with the Waitete Stream. A
rural walk which will include boxed steps and kissing gates. Historic
features will be identified and interpreted in due course. The walkway
continues shared as a cycleway by crossing the Ohinemuri River, or exits at
Lawrence Road or at Dean Crescent after passing under the rail bridge.
Under development as part of the Hauraki Rail Trail.
From the Waihi Dredging Plant site (end of Lawrence Road)
downstream on the true left bank of the Ohinemuri, all the way to Victoria
Battery at Waikino. The river, the dam, rake line and water race are all
significant features of this awesome walk/cycleway.
Stream Walking Access
A project centred on this stream is currently underway.
HELP Inc, in conjunction with Environment Waikato and other partners is
establishing a riparian zone to enhance the biodiversity values and
quality of the stream and environs. A walkway will be
established in due
Several opportunities exist to establish walking routes
throughout the Waihi and Ohinemuri District, many of them on paper roads
used in the past as bridle or walking trails from one community to
another. Development of some of these routes is envisaged for the future.
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