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The Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail attraction
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Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trial

Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trial

You can ride the trail in both directions. The two most popular options are riding from east to west (Opua to Horeke) or downhill in both directions from the centre of the trail which is located in Kaikohe.


  • Opua to Kawakawa - from the waterfront, longest wooden bridge in NZ

  • kawakawa to Kaikohe - swing bridges, history, native bush

  • Kaikohe to Okaihau - 80 metre long curved Rail tunnel. Changing views – native bush, farms...

  • Okaihau to Horeke - Mangungu Mission House, giant sand dunes of the Hokianga

  • Reaching right accross New Zealand from the east coast to the west coast through stunning scenery


Full Description

Aotearoa's most northern Great Ride Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail is one of New Zealands's “Great Rides”. 

Pou Herenga Tai – Twin Coast Cycle Trail travels from the famously beautiful Bay of Islands to the remote and picturesque Hokianga Harbour, or vice versa. New Zealand’s only coast-to-coast cycle trail

A scenically spectacular cross-country journey with an irresistible mix of relaxing riding with some seriously significant heritage sites and stories.

Glittering coast, a tranquil harbour, wetlands, native forest and rolling farmland can all be enjoyed on this ride across the Far North, which passes through towns rich in Māori & colonial history and manaakitanga (hospitality). 

Following a smooth rail trail, cycle paths, wetland boardwalk, suspension bridges and country roads, it can be ridden in either direction or broken into smaller day trips. It is both relaxing and highly rewarding, with opportunities to visit various cultural sites and attractions while enjoying the sub-tropical climate for which the ‘winterless’ north is famous.

The Twin Coast Cycle Trail starts at Opua in the Bay of Islands and finishes at the historic Mangunu Mission House at Horeke in the Hokianga.


Meeting Point

Starts opua Marina across the centre of the mid North.  87 k across Northland , finishs at Hokianga Habour at Horeke

Additional Information

The trail is split into four sections, an easy ride almost the entire way with the exception of the short intermediate section between Okaihau and Horeke.

Although it can be ridden in either direction, the most popular route is east to west, or downhill in either direction from Kaikohe near the centre of the trail.

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