Unique Places in Waikato

  • Bridal Veil Falls taken from the top
    Bridal Veil Falls taken from the top
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  • Bridal Veil Falls - pool
    Bridal Veil Falls - pool
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  • Pool at the bottom
    Pool at the bottom
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    West Coast Bridal Veil Falls

    by kiwi Updated Oct 17, 2006

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    If you venture out towards the West Coast beaches on Hwy 23, you can divert down Te Mata Rd to find this lovely waterfall. Te Mata Rd is just past Te Uku heading towards Raglan, on the left side of the road. The Bridal Veil Falls are signposted, and it only takes about 10 mins to drive in there from the main road.
    When there you can take the short walk to the top of the falls, and view the basin below. And if you have plenty of time you can walk down to the bottom to view the real Bridal Veil effect of the waterfall. This takes about 15mins to get down, and a little longer to get back up.

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    The Waikato Santorium Site

    by shelnlin Updated Oct 24, 2005

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    In 1903 New Zealand opened it's first site for Tuberculosus sufferers. It was built just out of Cambridge (a small town approximately 20 minutes drive from Hamilton city) at the bottom of the Maungakawa hill which was considered a perfect location because Cambridge was believed to be alot drier in climate than most other parts of New Zealand at the time. Today it is no longer in use and according to the Cambridge Muesum it was closed down in 1922 for the following reasons:

    The buildings were out of date and would cost too much to upgrade.
    The Department's officers expressed themselves as "rather against sanatorium treatment".
    The cost of running was excessive.

    Only one little concrete building remains today. Today people who know about this little area come for picnics and great views of the town of Cambridge below.

    Information provided by Cambridge Muesum.

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