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 have been removed.

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

Splice Construction were awarded the tender for track construction and this is well underway. 

The cycleway bridge tender was awarded to Walkway Solutions who are currently installing bridges at various points along the trail.


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?   

We aim to put the landscape project out for tender in the coming weeks. Signage, detailing historic landmarks and facts about families and people from the districts history will also feature along the cycleway.   

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

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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