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Hauraki Rail Trail - Day Rides

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Address: Paeroa, New Zealand
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stunning scenery and great ride

The section from the tunnel to Waihi is fun and spectacular. Other sections are less interesting, mainly farmland

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Thames, New Zealand
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Thames, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The section from the tunnel to Waihi is fun and spectacular. Other sections are less interesting, mainly farmland

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Thank gorgle
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our own bikes were damaged on the way down from Auckland ,so we had a delay and had to hire bikes at short notice. Michael at the bike hire had our hire bikes delivered to our accommodation so we could go on with our holiday the next day first thing. I can't speak highly enough about how flexible and helpful... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A well maintained track and easy ride from Thames through to Waihi. A number of places to stop along the way to rest and refresh

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Took the trail from Paeroa to Waikino with a 2 year old on a bike seat and 65 year old leading the way. The track is generally flat, gravel and easy riding for 1.5 hours. We extended it to 2 hours with stops at interesting sites. Gorgeous views of the gorge from the bridge crossings. We hired bikes from the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I took my 8 and 7 year old sons on the trail and completed Thames to Paeroa (33kms) on day one, Paeroa to Waihi (25kms) on day two. All I can say is it's one of the best things I've ever done with them! Great track very easy for them and the second day through the Karangahake Gorge is nothing... More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We did the Paeroa to Waihi section of the trail (and return) in a single day. We started at Paeroa at about 9:45am, had lunch at Waikino and rode on to Waihi. We then caught the vintage train back to Waikino (strongly recommend this) before riding back to Paeroa. It was a round trip of about 40km riding. While we... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A group of us hired bikes from Paeroa Info Centre, Comfort and Mountain bikes. Biked from Paeroa to Waikato then decided to carry on to Waihi. The trail to Waikino was great and the seats on the Comfort bikes were actually comfortable. Places to stop along the way include a couple of cafes and a local pub. Trip through the... More 

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Paeroa
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome place. Amazing scenery. The walks are wonderful. There are all sirts of different things to see. Swim in tge beautiful river. Walk/ ride through the tunnel. Take in all the history. All for free.something for everyone and all fir free!!

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Armidale, Australia
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

We enjoyed the round trip from Paeroa to Waikino which took us about 4 hours depending on how much time you stop along the way. The kilometre-long tunnel is a highlight - bring a torch so that others can see you coming!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This has been on our list for many years. Had friends from Canberra.picked up e bikes from sports world Paeroa and had a great day. Great scenery stop off points. A really great social day good food bikes and company

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