Plan Your Trip
- 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.
Open for the summer starting Boxing Day Opua Kawakawa section.
Access from Opua to Te Ake Ake 4.4 km then catch the train at Te Ake Ake – check out timetable for daily schedule and have a gold coin donation .
The Train takes you through to Taumarere where you can cycle on the trail 3.2 km into Kawakawa arriving at Te Hononga Civic Centre.
Cycle to Taumarere is an easy short ride 3.2 km and catch the train to Te Ake Ake for a gold coin donation then cycle 4.4 km to Opua.
A Second Route or Loop Option
A second route is a temporary alternative road 17.7 km route known as the Opua Whangae Road Trail that is for adult cyclists with moderate experience between Opua and Kawakawa bringing cyclists in to the town at Te Hononga Civic Centre.
Bay of Islands loop a day option for adult riders.
Cyclists can then cycle through to Taumarere to catch the train to Te Ake Ake then cycle the remaining 4.4 km back to Opua.
Signage with maps and details for both rides will be at the original start of the Great Ride at the Baffin St, at Opua.
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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