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Hauraki Rail Trail Thames

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Address: 407 Mackay Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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The Hauraki Rail Trail is only 1.5 hours from Auckland and passes through...

The Hauraki Rail Trail is only 1.5 hours from Auckland and passes through Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Te Aroha. The trail is a family friendly and is an easy grade one ride, suitable for all ages and abilities. A true sense of pioneering hospitality and mouth-watering food can be tasted along the way, fare to satisfy the most ardent explorer. The Trail also passes through the Karangahake gorge known as one of New Zealand's 14 wonders.

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Easy cycle for softies.

My wife and I hired some bikes from Paki Paki bike hire in Thames which were $30 each per day. The bikes had seen a bit of use but were fine for the purpose. The track runs as far... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Baglan, S Wales
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This track to Kaiaua along Miranda has very poor up keep The grass covers the track in Alot of places and it's hard to tell between the so called bike track and a paddock the grass is that Long Not kid friendly or if you do that have a mountain bike do t try it Road bike not suitable until... More 

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Baglan, S Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I hired some bikes from Paki Paki bike hire in Thames which were $30 each per day. The bikes had seen a bit of use but were fine for the purpose. The track runs as far as Waihi but we just rode from Thames to Paeroa and return. There are a few shops and cafes just off... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This ride is good and it works for any fitness level. Breath the fresh country air. Stop off at the cheese barn or enjoy a coffee along the way. This ride is great for families.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We rode the Hauraki Rail Trail in 2 days. On day 1 we rode from Thames to Waihi. The ride was mainly through farms on a dedicated track with many cattle grids to ride over. It was picturesque and pleasant and flat. We stopped for lunch at Paeroa then continued to the beautiful and scenic Karangahake Gorge travelling through a... More 

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Thames, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Last week my cycling group decided to have a look and a ride on this new link which is not yet officially open. The track itself is a bit rough due to its unfinished state but has some good features. I really liked the new cattle stops which are wider than the ones on the rest of the trail. Also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

My wife bought a book on the NZ Bike trails a few years ago and I've wanted to do one ever since. This year our usual holiday spot was unavailable to we decided that this was the year to do one. I chose Hauraki partly for the location (closest to Auckland) but also because it seemed the easiest. I ride... More 

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Thames, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This rail trail is amazing. It has stunning views along the way. This is an nice, peaceful ride with little-to-no hills.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

An unbelievable experience should not be missed by train lovers. The views are amazing overlooking the hillside and the bay. A remarkable achievement of conservation.

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The rail trail runs from Thames to Waihi going through Paeroa, the outstanding Karangahake Gorge (short side trip to Waterfall with option to swim) Waikini with amazing ruins of old mining operations, and Waihi with an amazing high tech open pit mine in the town and a Gold Mine museum of the history of mining in the area. From Waikini... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We had planned to cycle part of the trail as part of our time in the Coromandel. We hired bikes from the I site which were good for the surface. The assistant was exceedingly helpful with bikes, the trail and features around Paeroa. The surface is loose but well compacted fine gravel for most of the trail. We choose to... More 

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