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.
With its gentle terrain and abundance of accommodation, cafes and restaurants, it’s one of the easiest and most satisfying trails in the North Island.
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 varied 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 hire through one of our Official Trail Partners.