Hauraki Rail Trail - Three Day Ride
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Thames
- Product code: AARAT1
- All Accommodation and transportation included.
- Opt for standard or E-BIke hire if required.
- All luggage transfers between accommodation included.
- Add-on historic Goldfields Railway trip to finish your adventure!
Day One: Kaiaua to Thames (47km). Your Hauraki Rail Trail adventure begins in the main regional town of Thames where you meet your transport out to the start of the trail in Kaiaua. You also pick up your rental bikes and other equipment here too if necessary. You are then dropped either at the start of the trail at Kaiaua, or if you prefer, a little closer to Thames at the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre. From here you meander back along the easy, flat coastline back to Thames for your first night on the trail.
Day Two: Thames to Paeroa (34km). The next day is another cruisey one: you follow the old railway corridor south through farmland towards the pleasant country town of Paeroa, and your second night on the trail. On the way it's well worth stopping off for your morning break at the award winning Matatoki Cheese Barn (especially if you're a cheese lover!).
Day Three: Paeroa to Waihi (24km). On your final day you strike east to work your way along the sublime Karangahake Gorge to Waihi. Even though the distance is shorter on this leg of the route, there are lots of reasons to get off the bike - for example the "windows" walkway though tunnels created by miners and the historic Victoria Battery - so allow plenty of time. If you do run out of steam you can pick up the vintage Goldfields Train at Waikino for the last 8km to Waihi. At Waihi you will be picked up and returned to Thames.
Minimum of 2 participants if booking online. Price based on 2 people sharing double or twin room. Single Supplement of NZD$400 applies for this activity. Solo travellers please contact us directly to book or to find out more information.
Goldfields Railway: We will book your places but your tickets are payable on the day at Waikino Station including bikes this costs $17.00 per person. Please tick the box on following page when you fill in your personal details if you want to add the Goldfields Railway trip to the end of your ride.