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Twin Coast Cycle Trail Northland

Kaikohe - Okaihau, New Zealand
0800 867 87245
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Kaikohe – Horeke

Kaikohe – Horeke. A group of 6 of us, non cyclists, using two cars to shuttle everyone. Travelled... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pam T
This should not be missed

Making Paheke Lodge our base we did both trails over two days This needs to be in the bucket list... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
graeme p
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Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
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“easy ride” (4 reviews)
“old railway” (6 reviews)
“hill climb” (2 reviews)
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Kaikohe - Okaihau, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Kaikohe – Horeke. A group of 6 of us, non cyclists, using two cars to shuttle everyone. Travelled from Auckland Friday night – even with bikes chained to car racks in a well lit area outside where we had dinner in Whangarei, one bike stolen...More

Thank Pam T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Making Paheke Lodge our base we did both trails over two days This needs to be in the bucket list for all bike riders A great trail with picturesque views from both coast trails Don't miss this !

Thank graeme p
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Our group of six friends, all aged in our late fifties, cycled from Opua to Horeke over two days with a night in Kaikohe. On the first day, we enjoyed the section along the Opua estuary then beside the train track to Kawakawa. Lunch at...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My wife and I (both 70 yrs) did this ride over two days and really enjoyed it. We stayed in Paihia and did Opua to Kawakawa and return one day one, then Kaikohe to Horeke and return the next day. Unlike other reviewers, we didn't...More

Thank JohnspeedNZ
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We set out of Opua and rode to Kaikohe on our first day. If we did it again we would ride from Kaikohe to Opua as we found the ride a bit of a grind. It is a long leg with way too many bike...More

3  Thank nzgirl68
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We did the trail over 2 days: Opua-Kaikohe then Kaikohe-Horeke. Opua-Kaikohe was a grind. After Kawakawa there isn't much to see, and there are far too many gates where you need to dismount. Fortunately, Kaikohe-Horeke is magnificent. The highlight for us was an idyllic section...More

3  Thank RDeyNZ
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I cycled the trail over two days travelling east from Horeke to Opua, enjoying the uphill section and views between Horeke and Okaihau especially. It's worth making two or three days of it. Stay overnight on scenic Hokianga Harbour, revitalise a cycle-weary bod at thermal...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The only downsides I could think of are the motorcycle prevention barriers. Difficult to wheel a fully loaded pannier-bag bicycle through. In the wet your bike will get dirty but the views are nice and there's no cars to worry aout.

Thank chris19531955
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Completed the twin coast cycle trail over two days in February. At the time none of the websites were providing up-to-date information and the Norhtland Council was awol when trying to determine if ong bridge near KawaKawa was open or under repair. Check before going....More

2  Thank kiwigonzo
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Did This from Opua to Horeke. I would recommend this way as there is very little uphill and you get a great downhill from Okaihau to Horeke which is also the most scenic part of the track.Stopped at Kawakawa for morning tea. Can recommend 39...More

3  Thank kefl0
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blagrovez
14 April 2017|
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Response from kefl0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be ok but you would have to be careful on the downhill which is a series of switchbacks. The track is wide enough. The only other area to watch is you need to use the road before the boardwalk into Horeke
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Raewyn H
8 April 2017|
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Response from Mangakura | Reviewed this property |
There are steep hills making it tricky underfoot in the gravel surface. Personally I would not take an 8 year old with a bike. As a walk alone without bikes maybe. The other areas of the track are far more suitable. Hope... More
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Sainty1
17 February 2017|
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Response from Jandalz3 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your fitness level as to which way you want to ride it as from West to East (Horeke to Kaikohe and then on to Kawakawa ) is the uphill direction with one stiff 1.6km climb just before Okaihau (you can always... More
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