The Hauraki Rail Trail

The laid-back Hauraki Rail Trail is a Great Ride for all ages. With its gentle terrain and abundance of accommodation, cafes and restaurants, it’s one of the easiest and most satisfying trails in the North Island.

Leisurely riding traces the Shorebird Coast, quaint historic towns, lush farmlands, a historic railway corridor through the Karangahake Gorge, and then heads South through the beautiful towns of Paeroa and Te Aroha, to Matamata home of the Hobbiton Movie Set. 

With options to explore further, it’s the perfect getaway for a relaxed 4-5 day adventure.

The varied Waikato Trail offers a memorable journey across 197 km of track comprising of 5 sections.  Take the time to enjoy the ride as a 5 day journey at an easy pace.  As a Grade One cycle trail it is suitable for riders of all ages, fitness and abilities.  

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