Welcome to Hauraki Cycle Trail
The Hauraki Rail Trail is the easiest riding Trail in New Zealand, with various stages allowing for comfortable 3 to 4 day Rail Trail cycle rides. The trail is in close proximity to Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga and is accessible from Thames, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Waihi/Waikino. The temperate climate on the Coromandel Peninsula and the Hauraki Plains provides a great all-year round riding experience.
The 145km trail is the easiest cycle trail in New Zealand to ride with the longest tunnel 1.1Km and showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer, from the Pohutukawa trees on the Thames Coast, through lush green Waikato farm lands, to areas rich in pioneering history. A major highlight includes riding through the stunning Karangahake Gorge, one of the “14 wonders of New Zealand”. The trail follows the path of two historic railway lines, running from Miranda to Thames, Thames to Paeroa and Waikino to Te Aroha, while a new path will link Waikino to Waihi.
Hauraki Cycle Trail team have been providing a full range of services on the Hauraki Rail Trail for the last 5 years, we also operate the Hauraki Rail Trail Sherpa Shuttle Bus shuttling cyclists, bikes and luggage along the trail. Our office and base is at the Information Hub in Paeroa.
Our friendly administration staff headed by Heather in our Paeroa office have local knowledge and will help you plan your trip and make it a great adventure.