Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.

Hauraki Rail Trail

The 197km trail is the easiest cycle trail in New Zealand to ride with the longest tunnel 1.1km and showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer.


The Hauraki Rail Trail is the easiest riding Trail in New Zealand, with various stages. The trail is in close proximity to Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga and is accessible from Thames, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Waihi/Waikino, Matamata and the coastal town of Kaiaua.

Following old railway lines between historic goldmining towns Waihi, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Thames and on to the coastal town of Kaiaua, the grade one Trail is one of New Zealand’s easiest Great Rides. Suitable for everyone from kids barely out of trainer wheels, to those who’ve been pedaling since the days of Penny Farthings. From the stunning Karangahake Gorge, verdant farmlands and the salt licked Shorebird Coast, this Trail gives cyclists plenty of reasons to stop and get off their bikes along the way. The five leg 197km ride can be completed in a leisurely four to five days, beginning in any of the district’s five main towns, where accommodation, advice, bike hire, and shuttle transport are available.

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