Can You Keep A Secret?
Hidden deep in the magnificent Karangahake Gorge is a small, almost forgotten village named Waikino. Once the heart of Gold mining in the Waikato, Waikino is now home to beautiful native bush and breathtaking scenery. Nestled at it's centre is the Waikino Tavern. Located less than two minutes up the road from the main carpark it's the ideal place to rest after walking the pristine tracks through the gorge. Experience good old fashioned hospitality, with refreshing ice cold beer on tap and delicious home made fare. With pool tables, a garden bar and plenty of mining relics to discover, Waikino Tavern is the area's best kept secret.