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Hauraki Rail Trail Self Guided Bike Tour with Lunch - 1 Day


  • Discover the most popular section of the Hauraki Rail Trail
  • Ride through the Karangahake Gorge to Waihi village
  • Enjoy lunch at the Waihi Cafe

Discover a beautiful hidden gem in the North Island as you ride along the most popular section of the Hauraki Rail Trail. Follow an easy cycle path through the nature-rich Karangahake Gorge to the historic township of Waihi. Includes lunch and transfers to and from the trail.

What's Included?

  • Return drive from Auckland city
  • Full day bike hire
  • Safety briefing
  • Bike helmet, repair kit and map
  • Lunch at Waihi Cafe
  • Bottled water

Your day begins with a scenic drive through verdant rural landscapes from Auckland city to Paeroa, where the most popular section of the Hauraki Rail Trail starts. After a safety briefing, you'll be sent off on your two-wheeled adventure, beginning through the wonder-filled Karangahake Gorge, brimming with native bush, rivers, waterfalls and wildlife. Visit Paeroa, home to New Zealand's famous soft drink, L&P, and the Waikino Station. The riding ends in the quaint township of Waihi, once a boom town during the country's gold rush. Take some time to explore the village, visiting local gold-mining attractions and learning the stories of men who made and lost their fortunes, before enjoying lunch at the Waihi Cafe. You'll then meet your driver and be transferred back to Auckland city.

Session Length

  • This experience is eight hours in duration
  • Departs at 9am and returns at 5pm
  • Total cycling distance is 28km


Transfers to and from their base in Wyndham St are not included; available on request for an additional fee.


  • Children must measure 1.2m or over
  • Participants must weigh less than 120kg
  • Upgrade to an e-bike available at additional cost payable to the provider directly
  • Grade 2: Suited to all ages and abilities, but participants need to be able to ride a bike confidently and unassisted
  • A valid credit card is needed and details stored for security bike and gear. Nothing is charged to it unless bike is damaged or stolen


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of two and maximum of 10 participants.




This experience runs in all weather conditions.

Dress Code

Please wear active wear, slim fitting pants or shorts, lightweight tops and a rainproof jacket. Skirts, dresses, very short shorts or loose fitting pants are not recommended. Closed toed shoes and sunglasses are also recommended.

This experience takes place on the Hauraki Trail departing Auckland.

For 1 person
1 Day
$259 each
$259 each

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