Alerts and Hazards

Please take note of dates and locations

Planning makes the adventure more fun

Navigating the Opua-Kawakawa Trail section.

First Option *

From Opua:

Access from Opua to Te Ake Ake is 4.4 km, then catch the train at Te Ake Ake – check out the timetable for daily schedule and costs.

The Train takes you through to Taumarere, where you can cycle on the trail 3.2 km into Kawakawa, arriving at Te Hononga Civic Centre.

From Kawakawa:

Cycle to Taumarere is an easy short ride 3.2 km  and catch the train to Te Ake Ake then cycle 4.4 km to Opua. 

*This train section of the trail is closed from June 4th 2024 – June 26th 2024

A Second Route or Loop Option

A second route is a temporary alternative road 17.7 km route known as the Opua Whangae Road Trail that is for adult cyclists with moderate experience between Opua and Kawakawa bringing cyclists in to the town at Te Hononga Civic Centre.  

Bay of Islands loop a day option for adult riders.

Cyclists can then cycle through to Taumarere to catch the train to Te Ake Ake then cycle the remaining 4.4 km back to Opua.

Signage with maps and details for both rides will be at the original start of the Great Ride at the Baffin St, at Opua.

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


Emergency Trail issues and Maintenance:  

Far North District Council: 0800 920029, 09 401 5200

Office Number –  09 401 0527



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