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Hauraki Rail Trail

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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2 days biking

Loved biking the Hauraki Rail trail it was amazing. Track was in great condition easy terrain. All... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lesley M
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Perfect weather

We did it on a tandem with grandkids, a 12 & 11 year old. We went from Waihi into Paeroa, worth it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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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...more
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101 Normanby Road, Paeroa, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
+64 27 322 7227
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved biking the Hauraki Rail trail it was amazing. Track was in great condition easy terrain. All the cafe and pubs along the way were so welcoming and food was yummy. Only complaint was about tge shuttle driver Andrew who not only talked on his...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did it on a tandem with grandkids, a 12 & 11 year old. We went from Waihi into Paeroa, worth it for cafe stop. The Refinery is awesome. Then on to Te Aroha to stay the night. The Waihi to Paeroa Ride is so...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had a day spare so sadly could not do the whole rail trail but would highly recommend doing this as a fun, easy, picturesque ride. We rode from Waihi and got as far as the Karangahake Gorge, mainly due to time constraints. My 15...More

Thank Tamy212
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The hauraki rail trail is a very fun and easy bike tour. You don’t have a guide so you can visit anywhere you want on the way. There is no time you have to finish it, you can stop at lots of places and arrive...More

Thank Sloppywarrior12
Reviewed 4 May 2018

A few different options - the trail goes from Paeroa to Te Aroha, Paeroa to Thames, Paeroa to Waihi or Kopu to Miranda. Each of these rides can be completed in a day and the trails are mainly a flat easy ride. Very picturesque, especially...More

Thank Janine J
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We did the 5 day Miranda to Te Aroha organised through Hauraki Cycle Trail in Paeroa. This is an easy route, reasonably flat with comfortable distances between towns, however the number of cattle gates can be challenging at times. We were picked up - and...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

the areas by the gorge are fantastic. The rail tunnel has been sanitised and now with upgraded lighting all the grafitti is visible and the mystic of walking or riding a tunnel in the dark (or with a torch, if you remembered one) has gone....More

Thank joe w
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We did the smoothest part of the track (from Paeroa to Waihi) with rented bikes. Absolutely gorgeous views, it's really well kept. You go through a very long tunnel on your way, you cross over a couple of steams, you are besides the stream on...More

Thank Jime G
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great for just walking or you can have your own or hire a bicycle, great cycling even for the younger ones

Thank 939Susanne
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The three main traila are between Thames, Paeroa, Waihi, Te Aroha. The prettiest is between Paeroa and Waihi, via Waikino, slight uphill, but easily doable by novices like me. Bike hire in all the above places, we based ourselves in Paeroa (Pedlars Motel strongly recommended)....More

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15 February 2018|
Response from tillylamp | Reviewed this property |
Ok at Kopu there is a type of industrial estate, you can park there and join the trail that (Thames) side of the trail. No official car park.
9 November 2015|
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Response from Strickes | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the late reply. I hope I am not too late. No it isn't hard to find, it starts at the Train Station in Waihi. We got directions from a bike shop who were very helpful. As previous comment, it is well sign posted... More