NAU MAI, HAERE MAI.
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
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.
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 &
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