Enjoy the back-country Kiwi experience of the Hauraki Rail Trail. Cycle through our beautiful countryside passing small rural communities, the serene Karangahake Gorge and enjoy delectable food at award winning restaurants and cafes as you discover Hauraki from a different perspective.
Starting in Thames you ride through our beautiful countryside passing small rural communities enjoying the back-country Kiwi experience.
Begin your journey with lush farmland with memorable views across the Hauraki Plains and forested Kaimai Ranges. The award winning Matatoki Cheese Barn is the first stop on your adventure as you ride to your first destinaton of Paeroa.
On day 2, discover the most popular section of the Hauraki Rail Trail, the awe inspiring Karangahake Gorge. Explore the distinctly different landscape including the cascading Owharoa waterfall, gold mining sites and the pièce de résistance, a 1100-metre tunnel before visiting the Gold Disocvery Centre.
Helmet, lock and panniers
Meal voucher for the award winning Matatoki Cheese Barn
Meal voucher for the award winning Bistro at The Falls Retreat
Gold Discovery Centre entry
Accommodation in Paeroa
Shuttle from Waihi to Thames
This tour departs from JollyBikes, 96 Richmond Street Thames and follows the Hauraki Rail Trail to the goldmine town of Waihi.
Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.
Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.
There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.
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All bookings require a current COVID-19 Vaccine Pass to be shown on the day (for ages 12yrs 3mths and above)