Hauraki Rail Trail


The Hauraki Rail Trail is a two day ride but offers shorter options too and is accessible from Thames, Paeroa, Waihi, or Te Aroha. The trail follows the path of two historical rail lines.

It is an easy grade ride, perfect for families and beginners, and can be cycled all year round.

As the Coromandel Peninsula is so well positioned to cities such as Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, the Hauraki Rail Trail is ideal for a weekend ride.

Accommodation and eatery options abound along the whole trail.

Paeroa to Te Aroha


  • Thames – hub of the Coromandel Penninsula
  • Paeroa – the home of the World famous (in New Zealand) L&P bottle
  • Karangahake Gorge – one of the “14 Wonders of New Zealand”
  • Waihi – historic gold mining town
  • Te Aroha – Te Aroha Mineral Spas and the Te Aroha Leisure Pools
  • The Waihi-Waikino vintage railway
This website brings you detailed information about the New Zealand Cycle Trail Project (Nga Haerenga). Plus the other great bike rides of NZ.

The mission of this website is to be the number one resource for all the cycle trails. With information about trail routes, trail descriptions, bike hire, transport, accommodation, restaurants/cafes and much more.

We provide you all the information you need in order for you to plan and book your entire cycling experience from one place.