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Hauraki Rail Trail - Day Rides

Paeroa, New Zealand
+64 7-868 5140
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great way to get into cycling

Friends and I decided to give it a go, as first timers cycling we were a little nervous however we... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2014
Easy ride through the Gorge

We took our own bikes but friends hired bikes in Paeroa. With a group of 10 with children through... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
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“long tunnel” (6 reviews)
“small hills” (4 reviews)
Paeroa, New Zealand
+64 7-868 5140
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Friends and I decided to give it a go, as first timers cycling we were a little nervous however we were soon put at ease when we picked up our comfy bikes in Paeroa. The fist part a nice easy ride till the gorge we...More

3  Thank irslas
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We took our own bikes but friends hired bikes in Paeroa. With a group of 10 with children through adults there was a big range in riding fitness but everyone enjoyed. The highlights being cows in the paddocks on the lead into Karangahake Gorge and...More

2  Thank DougA67
Reviewed 23 January 2014

What a sweet day out! We parked at Waikino- rode through the beautiful gorge and down the tunnel- take a decent torch- to Karangahake- from there it is an easy ride past the cows to Paeroa- Had a nice lunch in a busy Courtyard café...More

1  Thank Grant U
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Brilliant! We parked in the DOC car park next to the Waikino railway station. The ride immediately took us through tunnels and over bridges in scenic bush meandering along Karangahake Gorge. The long dark tunnel through the cliff was a spectacular experience emerging to the...More

2  Thank treajules
Reviewed 11 January 2014

This ride was so much fun, and really easy. Nice and flat in most parts, and when there were hills they were so easy going we barely noticed. We hired three bikes - 2 comfort bikes, and a kids mountain bike for our 10 year...More

4  Thank Colleen J
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I did this in two bites given I am a senior. First ride Waihi station along the gorge & through the Karangahake Tunnel to the car park on the other side & return - 30.8k's. Magical scenery, A swing bridge and some cool shade. A...More

4  Thank Maggie J
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We decided to do as much of the Hauraki rail trail we could do in a day from Te Ahora, where we wanted to stay the night. From here we biked to Waihi and back, 100k starting at 11:00am and getting back at 7:00pm after...More

4  Thank 90s
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We did the 14km section of the trail from Wakino yo Paero, it was fabulous. Very scenic and includes the 1km tunnel. If you only have time to do one leg, this is it. We took just over 1 1/2 hours at a leisurely pace....More

2  Thank Anna C
Reviewed 26 December 2013

A family of five (including a 22 mo, 4 yo & 10 yo) we cycled the hauraki rail trail in 3 days as recommended. We carried all our gear using paniers and a trailer, Would recommend making your life easier by using the shuttle service...More

4  Thank TildaSwinton
Reviewed 17 November 2013

I rode from Thames to Hikutaia and back. Although it was quite exhausting and hot, it was very enjoyable. I loved just going through the farms and countryside and seeing all the farm animals. One minor complaint is the large amount of gorse and prickles...More

1  Thank ZooGirl101
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Stacey H
25 February 2017|
Response from Fleur C |
Bump! I'd love to know the answer too as thinking about taking our 10mth old. The bike rental guy said people do take little ones and they often fall asleep!