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Hauraki Rail Trail

The Hauraki Rail Trail is a grade 1 (very easy) cycleway linking Te Aroha, Paeroa, Thames and Waihi. The trail is one of the most popular cycleways in New Zealand due to its close proximity to Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga.

The 82km trail is the easiest cycle trail to ride in New Zealand, 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 to 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 Hauraki Rail Trail starts in Te Aroha at the Te Aroha railway station on Burgess Street.

For more information about the trail, or to make luggage transfer, transport or bike hire bookings - visit the Hauraki Rail Trail website

The Hauraki Rail Trail is a joint project between:

Nga Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trail

Hauraki District Council

Matamata-Piako District Council Thames Coromandel District Council