Aotearoa’s most northern Great Ride

Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail is one of Aotearoa’s “Great Rides” which are the country’s premier rides

What we need to do at Alert Level 2

At Alert Level 2 there is a low risk of community transmission. We need your support to protect New Zealand and eliminate COVID-19.

Please follow the Level 2 guidelines for sport and recreation, and any local restrictions, if you are going to ride.

Kia kaha, stay safe, be kind.

Temporary Closure

Please note that there is a temporary closure of the  Cycle Trail section from 13 September to 30 November:
Taumarere (Long Bridge) to Akeake) to reinstate the railway line.
There is an existing railway siding at Akeake which will allow locomotives to change from one end of the train to the other so that they can pull the train back to Kawakawa.
During the period September 13 to 30 November, 2021

Access will be only available from Opua to Ake Ake, further along the trail (4.1km). This is important as it will allow Opau cycle trail users the option of riding/walking to Akeake. Also access is only from Kawakawa to Taumarere.

During Summer

The Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Trust will provide a train service over the  closed trail the summer months with the second stage of the railway reinstatement due to begin in February 2022.

From February 2022

The cycle trail rebuild and realignment starts in February 2022 from Taumarere Railway Station (Long Bridge) through to Ake Ake, (a distance of 2.6 km.)

Key dates are noted below:

Rail Reinstatement and partial trail Closure (Stage 1): 13 Sept – 30 November

Trail Open Summer 01 Dec- Feb with Train connection.

Rail Reinstatement closure (Stage 2 rail ) to continue rail through towards Opua: From Feb 2022

The best way to Explore The Mid North

87 kms from the stunning Bay of Islands to the tranquil Hokianga Harbour. With 4 sections it can be ridden in either direction

Stunning scenery with magnificent views, and a fascinating journey through NZ’s earliest Maori &
European settlements. 

Opua to

Kawakawa to

Kaikohe to

Okaihau to

Plan Your Ride

Find all the things to help you have the best expereince riding the Twin Coast Cycle Trail.

Ride Your Own Ride and see everything you want and more. 

Short of a bike or great gear…we’ve got you covered!

Northland has so much to offer, rich in History and Culture, Scenery and Experiences

News and Reviews


Emergency Trail issues and Maintenance:  

Far North District Council: 0800 920029, 09 401 5200

Office Number –  09 401 0527


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