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Gilmore Lake

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Business Type: Nice picnic spot

Overview

Dug from humble wasteland by the Waihi Gold Mining Company in the late 1980’s, Lake Gilmour may have started life as an ugly duckling, but it has since grown into a surprisingly attractive swan.

Address: Gilmour Street, Waihi East, Waihi, Coromandel Coromandel

Description

Dug from humble wasteland by the Waihi Gold Mining Company in the late 1980’s, Lake Gilmour may have started life as an ugly duckling, but it has since grown into a surprisingly attractive swan.

Since 2000, work on the Lake Gilmour Reserve (named after Waihi Mayor, Thomas Gilmour) has included a paved lakeside walkway, public toilets, and a wooden stage for community events and concerts. Waihi Rotary Club has also built a wetland boardwalk, Forest and Bird has planted trees, and in 2006 the Morgan Family donated a fountain in memory of former Waihi Mayor, Owen Morgan.

Hinuera stone works carved by students at a sculpture symposium held by local sculptor, Trevor Heighway, found a resting place beside the Lake in early 2000, and the car park entrance is flanked by two of Trevor’s own sculptures depicting the history of Waihi and the Ohinemuri River from both a mining and Maori mythology perspective.

More recently, two new picnic tables and a footpath have been installed at the northern end of the reserve.

Source and more info: www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz


Locations

Gilmour Street, Waihi East, Waihi, Coromandel Peninsula.

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Gilmore Lake

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