Hawke's Bay Trails
Hawke's Bay Trails
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Come and ride Hawke's Bay Trails – one of New Zealand's best, year-round cycling destinations. We've got friendly weather, friendly hospitality and easy terrain all sorted here! We're set up for social riders, holidays, keen riders, families and people who have just recently started biking. You can tackle as much as you like of nearly 200 kilometers of scenic trails and enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean, winding rivers, orchards, vineyards and mountains. Plus plenty of cafes, country pubs and world-class wineries for refreshing stops on the way (you can walk or run them too!). Check out our website for popular rides and to find bike hire, tour operators, accommodation or places to visit on the trails.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Derek S
Taupo, New Zealand48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Well worth doing, this is the third time we have visited just to do the trails, so 6 days riding all together, every day we got lost, yes there are sign posts, yes there is a map, yes there is an app. All of which are like they got them 75% there, then ran out of money. Lack of consistency in signage wording / destination place. Maps hopeless if your lost or unsure. Track itself is good, but the boxed in swing gates are tight, especially if your on an ebike. Posts with route / track colour and arrows or track / route colour lined on hard surface tracks, follow the orange line and your never gonna get lost. But alas no lines or marker posts
Written 19 May 2024
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Kevin P
Waihi Beach, New Zealand471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Well I thought this was going to be another boring bike trail. Boy was I wrong! Starting from the Napier CBD we cycled 31km along the 4m wide bike trail along the foreshore, through the dunes, then the wetlands past Clive, then inland though the orchards to finish at Havelock North.

Throughout every 2-3km there are explanation boards about the discovery and settlement of the area. And the development of the horticultural industries.

At the 8km mark the Waitangi Park on the foreshore presents an excellent demonstration of astro navigation for transiting the Pacific Ocean as used by the early Polynesian explorers.

If you time this ride right, you can use the Havelock-Napier bus to either start or finish your journey back to the start, about a 40min bus trip. And they all have bike carriers on them. Although it will cost you at $2pp ;).
Written 25 December 2022
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Peggs
Wellington, New Zealand117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We did the water ride (approx 34km) as a family, two adults and children aged 7 and 11

The ride is flat and easy... and entirely either paved or on hard packed limestone or gravel. Very easy riding.

The ride goes from Marine Parade (city centre), past the port, through Ahuriri (fishing wharves, restaurants, beach), West Shore, and Bay View, before heading into farmland and wetlands. The farm tracks saw us riding through paddocks of sheep (the bikes needed a good clean afterwards).

Pick a nice day, take a picnic, you wont regret doing this ride.

Our 7 year old had never ridden more than 12kms in a day until the day before (25kms). She complained a bit... but did the 34kms easily enough. It was well within her ability.

We did this on mountain bikes, but road bikes, e-bikes, and smaller kids bikes will handle this track easily enough.
Written 6 June 2022
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Thank you for your review. Glad you and the family enjoyed the trip, lots of snacks help the little ones. Could you complete our New Zealand Cycle trail survey please, this helps us see what works well and we can improve. The survey is on our website hbtrails.nz Thanks again :)
Written 18 August 2022
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Bruce Jenkins
Napier, New Zealand232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
I ride this quite frequently. Because I am local and because of its proximity I generally just do the Water Ride but there is a huge network of rides to explore. One thing I love about the Water Ride is experiencing the many forms of bird life’s long the way, I generally have frequent stops to look and photograph the many species that live in this area
Written 20 October 2021
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Drew Broadley
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We cycled Hawke's Bay Trails from Havelock North to Hygge Cafe at Clifton and back. It was a wonderful experience for my partner and I - we loved the elevated stopbanks beside the Tukituki River, and the view over orchards and fields. The Tukituki river mouth was beautiful and we were so relaxed cycling along the coastal pathway. After lunch at Hygge we had an easy ride back to Havelock and felt like we'd had a real adventure!! :-0
Written 15 September 2021
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Megan W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
I love the ride along the coast from Marine Parade to Bay View, great views, great cafes and bars en-route, lovely spots to stop and take photos, or have a picnic.
Written 15 September 2021
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Wendy M
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
We spent a few days 8n the Hawkes Bay Napier region rrying out the tracks, out of the 4 tracks we did they are all highly Recommended.
They are all well sign posted and the riding tracks are good surfaces.
Only let down there is a few gates that you have to get off your bikes and manually open which can slow you down a bit.
Most of the rides are flat.
Written 7 April 2021
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Heather B
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
From along the seafront to stop banks by the orchards we have enjoyed many of the Hawkes Bay cycle tracks. People are usually friendly and courteous en route.
Written 27 March 2021
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Harrybax1958
Napier, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
These trails are really awesome and family friendly. They are mostly flat and you can do them in sections over several days or visits. Head along the coast, through the wetlands or inland to the wineries and pubs. Brilliant!
Written 25 June 2020
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Thanks for visiting us and delighted you enjoyed your ride.
Written 25 November 2020
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Kathy
565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you enjoy cycling, the Hawke's Bay Trails are a "must"! The ride from Napier to Bay View follows the Pacific Coast and the views are absolutely stunning. We also rode from Napier to Taradale, passing the beautiful Ahuriri Estuary, on our way to the wineries on Church Road. Very fun! The trails are Grade 1 (Easiest) and the scenery is outstanding.
Written 23 April 2020
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Thanks for visiting and pleased you enjoyed the ride.
Written 25 November 2020
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