Health and safety on the trail
The distance markers located every 1km across the cycle trail provide key information (GPS locations, distance to and from Opua/Horeke, emergency info).
There are some sections of the trail that have NO mobile device coverage. You may have to approach a nearby house to use the landline to call emergency services on 111.
Take sufficient supplies
- Take plenty of drinking water, food, clothing and regularly apply sunblock. Do not drink water from any of the creeks.
- Weather patterns can change quickly. Wear layers and pack a wind/rain jacket.
- Make sure you have a fully charged mobile device for the worst-case scenario.
Take note of signage there may be maintenance being carried out on the trail requiring diversions on and off the trail.
Light no fires.
Dogs are permitted on a lead except in the following areas:
1. Between the Macadamia Orchard (Horeke Rd) through Mangataraire Roads. This is a 12.5km section of trail. (Okaihau to Horeke)
2. There are a number parcels of land adjacent to Horeke Road managed under the Utakura No. 7 Inc. which prohibit dogs and horses. (Okaihau to Horeke)
3. The section of cycle trail which comes off Ngapipito Road (Moerewa) and navigates to the suspension bridges also prohibits dogs. (Kawakawa to Kaikohe)
4. The section of cycle trail which comes off Ngapipito Road (Moerewa) and navigates to the suspension bridges also prohibits dogs.
Please note: dogs must be on a lead at all times.
There are some compost loos on the trail, please poo in the loo.
Always take your litter with you.
Categories of fitness
- Make sure the distance you’re doing is suitable for your fitness, and the weather on the day – the trail sections that are easy in good weather can become difficult in windy, wet or cold conditions.
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