Getting Here

  • Driving by car from Auckland to Opua/Paihia – approximately 3 hours – direct along East Coast to Opua at the start of the track
  • Alternatively you can take the less-travelled Kauri Coast route via the Hokianga on the way there or back
  • Book a coach – about 5 hours to Opua
  • Fly – flight time 45minutes – Auckland to Kerikeri Airport
  • Distance from Kerikeri airport to Cycle Trail Towns
    • 27km from Kaikohe
    • 16km from Okaihau
    • 23km from Paihia
    • 28km to Opua
    • 39km to Horeke

Options To Base Yourself

  • There are several places you can base yourself
  • Kaikohe is the highest point and halfway location for the cycle trail.  You can then ride to each coast (Opua or Horeke)
  • There is accommodation along the trail or you can base yourself in one of busier towns like Paihia where there is plenty of accommodation
  • If travelling in a large group there is the option of marae stays

Ferry Service

  • Passenger and Cycle ferry service between Horeke and Kohukohu and Rawene.

    Running passengers with or without bikes between Horeke – Kohukohu – Rawene

    Price per leg

    • Horeke – Kohukohu – $35
    • Horeke – Rawene – $50
    • Rawene – Kohukohu – $40

    or other way round!

    You must call to book your transfer –  0226443599


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COVID-19 Closure

two sections of the cycle trail will be closed whilst we are in Lockdown Level 4.  They are:

  • Bottom of the 1.6km Zig-zag in Utakura through to Horeke; and
  • Eastern side of SH15 crossing (near Kaikohe Aerodrome) through to Lucas Road, Moerewa.  

Bioloo toilets across the cycle trail network will also be closed and signs will be installed at key locations across the network.

If you are out on the cycle trail please maintain social distancing of 2m, and wear a mask.