Kensington Villa Location
Kensington Villa is perfectly located around 4-5mins from the Goldfields Railway and Hauraki Rail Trail and Waihi's vibrant town centre is a short walk or bike away for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a touch of shopping. Easily accessible from Tauranga Airport (1 hour by car), Hamilton Airport (1 hour by car) or Auckland Airport (1.5 hours by car) makes Kensington Villa a perfect base for your next getaway.
Shunters Cottage Location
Shunters Cottage is conveniently located at the Goldfields Railway in Waihi, New Zealand.
Shunters Cottage is on the doorstep of the Hauraki Rail Trail - running directly past the front door. The Waihi to Paeroa section of the Rail trail is considered to be one the most picturesque stretches of cycleways within New Zealand as it meanders through the stunning Karangahake Gorge.
Leaving Waihi, the trail follows alongside the Ohinemuri River, passing the historic gold-mining remnants in Waikino before reaching and traveling through the old 1100m train tunnel, significant for extending the East Coast Main Trunk Line from Hamilton in 1904. From there, it is approximately 8km of easy riding onto Paeroa. If cycling the 11km to Waikino for lunch, it is possible to bring bikes back on the train to Waihi. The train runs several times daily, making it a perfect part of your journey.
Shunters Cottage is centrally located within Waihi itself, with the town centre an easy 5mins bike or 5-10mins walk.