The Twin Coast Cycle Trail – Pou Haerenga Tai is suitable for all levels of riders including families and beginners. It can be cycled all year round and with the majority of the trail following a former railway corridor, gradients are easy.
The trail is rich in history and culture recounting stories of the earliest Maori origins, European settlement and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
The trail can be started either from Horeke (Hokianga Harbour) or Opua (Bay of Islands) and passes through some smaller towns. Part of the trail actually follows ancient Maori walking tracks.
A prominent feature of this trail is the carved Pou that you will see along the whole trail. These are wooden statues carved by the local iwi that will recount the history of the people and landscapes of the region.
The trail construction is divided into 4 stages;