Waikawau Beach Tunnel

Waikawau Beach Tunnel

Access to Waikawau Beach is through the Waikawau Beach Tunnel. The short tunnel was formed by 3 employees of the Works Department using picks and shovels and finished in 1911. It opened the beach route for stock to reach Nukuhakere Station and was built wide enough for the largest horned beast and high enough for a tall horseman.

Directions: From Waitomo drive west along Te Anga Road. Turn left at Te Anga towards Marokopa, Kiritehere and Waikawau. Turn right into Waikawau Road and drive 4.4 kilometres to the end.

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