Plan Your Trip
What we need to do at Alert Level 2
At Alert Level 2 there is a low risk of community transmission. We need your support to protect New Zealand and eliminate COVID-19.
Please follow the Level 2 guidelines for sport and recreation, and any local restrictions, if you are going to ride. https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and-updates/alert-level-2/
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- Thinking of riding Pou Herenga Tai – Twin Coast Cycle Trail?
- All the information you need to plan your ride is right at your finger tips.
- Trail details, maps, bike hire and shuttles, accommodation, things to see and do and what you can do surrounding the trail, plan your whole adventure right here.
- The ride can be done over 1 to 3 days and there are many other activities to do in the surrounding areas which are rich in culture, history and natural beauty.
- You will find most of the trail off-road, where you can cycle two abreast.
- There is some on-road cycling but they are quiet country roads.
- Tunnel closed for repairs – Opua to Kawakawa. The tunnel on the Opua to Kawakawa section of the Pou Herenga Tai – Twin Coast Cycle Trail is temporarily closed for repairs. A detour is in place and the trail remains open. Cyclists are advised to walk their bikes across the detour, which is steep in parts. We apologise for the inconvenience and will update you on progress.
- On the trail between Kawakawa and Kaikohe there is the standard detour from the trail onto the road for a short distance. Cyclists please be note that there are currently road works on this section of road, but you can still ride along it.
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
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Cycle Transport Service
THE RANUI – Passenger and Cycle transport service between Horeke and Kohukohu and Rawene.
This beautiful boat provides a number of great options, you need to call them to book phone 022 644 3599
This is more than just a boat ride – the skippers tell you the most amazing stories and bring the Harbour to life! The scenery is amazing! And the trip becomes a memorable part of your time on the cycle trail! Take time to explore the area.
Passenger and Cycle transport service between Horeke and Kohukohu and Rawene.
Running passengers with or without bikes
There is a set ferry each Tuesday around midday. Horeke to Kohukohu
$40 inc bike to Kohukohu
$60 inc bike to Rawene
You must call to book your transfer – 022 644 3599