IntroductionThe Wharekirauponga Track in Parakiwai Valley and the Royal Standard Goldmine area follows along an old horse-drawn tram track.
Topographic map warning
Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
This track is an old horse-drawn tram track. It passes unusual andesitic rock formations enroute to the old camp and battery site for the Royal Standard Goldmine.
Beyond the battery site and tunnel are the Wharekirauponga Falls.
The track starts at the end of Parakiwai Quarry Road, 2 km south of the Wentworth Valley near Whangamata.