Hauraki, North Island, NZ

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Trail Trust



Hauraki Plains

Our Rides

Day Rides

Multi-Day Rides

Miranda to Thames (45Km)

Thames to Paeroa (33Km)

Paeroa to Waikino (14Km)

Paeroa to Waihi (25Km)

Paeroa to Te Aroha (21Km)

The Hauraki Rail Trail is a perfect 3 to 4 day ride, making it an ideal long weekend or weekend experience. It can be accessed from Miranda, Thames, Paeroa, Waihi or Te Aroha, and the trail also offers a range of shorter riding options, including day rides. The trail showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer, rich in pioneering history. A major highlight includes riding through the stunning Karangahake Gorge, one of the “14 Wonders of New Zealand”. Transport is available to get you and your bike back to your car and will run from Wahi Te Aroha and Paeroa back to Thames.

Key attractions include

Thames -Beautiful historic mining town nestled under the Coromandel ranges on the Firth of Thames full of history from gold mines to museums not to mention great Pubs Cafes and restaurants or fresh fish and chips on the wharf as you enter town.


Paeroa - the home of the World famous L&P bottle and many spectacular events throughout the year and many antique shops to explore while boasting Town of the year for 2012. Come and see why.


Waihi – historic gold mining town with original old Pubs and great Cafes and the famous Waitete Cafe Restaurant. A short ride to the Goldfields historic train and you and your bike are off to Waikino Station for your trip through the past giving you time to think of what the day has to offer.


Te Aroha – home to the luxurious, historic Te Aroha Mineral Spas and the Te Aroha Leisure Pools, old mining infrastructure such as the Victoria battery, the Blackpool Dam and Water Race and the Waihi-Waikino vintage railway. Thames, Paeroa, Te Aroha and Waihi all offer a range of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as accommodation options including hotels, motels, backpackers, and Bed and Breakfasts.


Choose from our fantastic range of rides from self-guided, day rides to fully supported rides.

We can personalise your trip with a range of bikes, different levels of accommodation and number of days you want to ride, or customise the trip to meet your needs. For customized trips please contact us at

Bike hire includes

Options of Comfort Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Electric Bikes, Children’s Bike, Child Seats, Tag-along Bikes, Rear Bike Racks and Bags and also Panniers

Shuttle Bus

We operate the Hauraki Rail Trail Sherpa Shuttle Bus along the trail, and can also transfer your luggage or bikes from town to town along the trail.

Live Accommodation Bookings

Live Accommodation (Click Here) or contact info@hrtrail.nz or phone 07 868 5140

The Trail

Start the trail from Miranda book live (Click Here) or contact info@hrtrail.nz for a customized package to suit your needs.

Riding the Trail

Ride the full trail over 3 to 4 days or ride one of the 4 sections of the trail as day ride.

The most popular day ride is section 3 from Paeroa or Waihi or Waihi to Paeroa through the Karangahke Gorge, but all sections make great day rides.

Fully Supported Tours are available

Please click here to download brochure.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • BYO torch / headlamp
  • Remove sunglasses when entering the tunnel
  • Cyclists to dismount and walk at peak times.

101 Normanby Road, Paeroa 3600, Hauraki, North Island, NZ

Hauraki Cycle Trail