Curis Ship Tours

Gold Diggers Trail

A full day out exploring the Karangahake Gorge.

Our signature Gold Diggers Trail is your chance to explore the spectacular Karangahake Gorge in comfort and style. We have specifically tailored the timing of this tour for cruise ship visitors and for those looking for a full day cycling adventure.

The Itinerary

  • 9:30am pick-up at Salisbury Wharf (for Cruise Ship visitors) or your hotel or another agreed meeting point.
  • A 60min drive in our luxury shuttle up to Waihi where our tour starts.
  • A leisurely 1.5 hour ride through the extensive cycleway created along and through the gorge which includes the 1.1km Rail tunnel.
  • A 40min stop for lunch - our delicious gourmet picnic packs which have been specially created for us and our guests.
  • We then leave our bikes for the 1hour stroll through the famous and breathtaking Windows Walk - please ask us about a Custom Tour if you would prefer to spend more time on the bikes!
  • Our departure from Waihi will then have you back at your original destination by 4:30pm.

What We Provide

  • A delicious energy snack pack & bottled water to keep you fuelled & hydrated en route.
  • A Giant Fathom 3 eBike & custom fitted helmet.
  • A special gourmet picnic packs, hand-made by the locally famous team at Delicacy Cafe!
  • Pick-up & return to your destination in our luxury shuttle van.
  • Rain ponchos if there is a chance of light rain (we will cancel if the weather is no good).
  • An experienced and super enthusiastic guide who can also take photos of you along the way.

What You Need

  • Be healthy and fit enough to walk comfortably around town - some cycling experience is necessary, you must need to know how to ride a bike already.
  • Recommended age = 10yrs-100yrs.
  • Wear suitable activewear & footwear for bike riding and trail walking.
  • Sunscreen, sun hat and sunglasses - these are a must all year around in our harsh climate.
  • Don't forget your camera!