Alerts and Hazards

Please take note of dates and locations

Planning makes the adventure more fun

What we need to do IN The Traffic Light System

We are now in the Traffic Light System. We need your support in the new COVID Protection Framework.

Please follow the guidelines for sport and recreation, found here, 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 remains closed to cyclists and walkers until further notice:
Taumarere (Long Bridge) to Akeake) to reinstate the railway line.
The closure is to allow for the re-instatement of the railway line so that trains can operate.  We apologise for any inconvenience and encourage cyclists to utilise other sections of the cycle trail which continues from Kawakawa Ruby Club carpark through to Mangungu Mission House in the Horeke district of the Hokianga.
Till further notice

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 – Till further notice

Rail Reinstatement closure (Stage 2 rail ) to continue rail through towards Opua: From Feb 20

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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