Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 26, November 1982

With the completion of the uplifting of the tracks in the tunnel the New Zealand Railways Department with the assistance of the Waihi Jaycees organised an "Open" day for walkers.

The "Open" day was arranged for Sunday 27th September 1981 and between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. great numbers of people took the opportunity to make the walk through them tunnel. Those who made the walk received a handout of literature outlining the tunnel's history.