Plan your trip around Hauraki Coromandel along State Highways 25 & 2. Please note some local roads and DOC sites are closed. Find out more

Karangahake Gorge by bike

Top 10 highlights along the Hauraki Rail Trail

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1. Set out relaxed .... take a soak in the hot pools at either Miranda or Te Aroha before and after your cycle journey

2. For the twitchers .... watch the migrating Shorebirds from the Bird Hide and the Miranda Shorebird Centre

3. Step back in time ....meander through the quaint and interesting shops and cafes in historic Grahamstown, Thames

4. Tantalising the tastebuds …. savour homegrown fare at Matatoki Cheese and Bistro at the Falls

5. Antique lovers .... fossick your way through the many antique shops in Paeroa, the Antiques Capital of NZ

6. World famous .... capture the mandatory photo shot in front of the giant L&P bottle, Paeroa

7. Golden heritage .... discover old mining ruins and tunnels in the Karangahake Gorge

8. Photo opportunity or quick dip .... Owharoa Falls provide a stunning photo backdrop and the nearby swimming holes are great for a quick cooling off

9. Catch a ride .... load the bike and take the Goldfields train from Waikino to Waihi station

10. Join a golden tour ... take a Waihi Goldmine Tour through working gold mines before getting interactive at the Gold Discovery Centre in Waihi

Must Dos experiences along the Hauraki Rail Trail

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