Hauraki Rail Trail

The Hauraki Rail Trail is a short drive from Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga and is accessible from the quaint townships of Thames, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Waihi and Matamata. Officially starting from Kaiaua in the North, the start of the trail traces the Shorebird Coast along the Firth of Thames.  Riders enjoy contrasting landscapes from the verdant Hauraki Plains, to the intriguing Karangahake Gorge, carved by the forces of nature.  Finally, there’s a gentle ride South through lush farmlands to the hometown of the Hobbiton Movie Set.

The varied Waikato Trail offers a memorable journey across 197km of track comprising of 5 sections.  Take the time to enjoy the ride as a 5 day journey at an easy pace.  As a Grade One cycle trail it is suitable for riders of all ages, fitness and abilities.  Book accommodation, shuttles and bike hires through one us here at the i-SITE. You can contact us by phone or email shown at the bottom of the page.