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Hauraki Rail Trail

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New Zealand’s easiest gradient RailTrail, a perfect 82km ride on packed fine gravel off road. 3-day ride only 1½ hours from Auckland Airport.

Follow historic railway lines from the Thames coast to Paeroa, Waihi and Te Aroha, through rich farm land and enjoy the stunning Karangahake Gorge, one of the 14 Wonders of New Zealand.

The cycleway links many historic towns with a rich pioneering history, from pre-European to gold mining and thermal spa retreats.

  • Riding from Coromandel Coast following the Waihou and Ohinemuri rivers over many bridges through New Zealand’s longest rail trail tunnel at 1006m.
  • Explore the dramatic bush clad Karangahake Gorge and enjoy the spectacular view along the Windows Walk.
  • Explore historic and working gold mines.
  • Choice of independent, supported or fully guided trips.
  • Bike hire, shuttles, luggage transfers, accommodation and booking service.