Cycleway extension

Where are we up to? 

It's finally underway, the Te Aroha to Matamata leg of the Hauraki Rail Trail is under construction.

The cycle track has been designated, specialised tree removal contractors have come in and hedges are starting to be removed.

If you follow the route you will also notice fencing along the track. 

Map of the rail trail route from Te Aroha to matamata

Other projects that are also under development  

  • additional directional, information and educational signage
  • a landscape design for various sections of the trail including rest areas

What's next?

Following tree removal and building fences, we turn our attention to construction of the track itself and bridges.    

If you have any queries about the cycleway project please feel free to get in touch. If you have recently purchased your property but have not had any previous contact from Council in regards to the cycleway project, please phone Chelsea on 07 884 0060 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can arrange a time to come and visit to discuss the proposed trail.

View the route map

Note that some sections of the trail route (such as the exact routes in and out of Te Aroha and Matamata) are still to be confirmed.

Frequently asked questions

We've received a number of questions about the cycleway ranging from why are we extending it, through to what are the health and safety liabilities for farmers along the trail - so we compiled this list of FAQs to help answer the most common questions.

View the FAQs

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