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Twin Coast Rail Trail
This 4-day tour will take you from the Bay of Islands on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island to the Hokianga Harbour on the west coast. The Bay of Islands, known now for its good sailing, has a rich history. Named by Captain Cook, it was home of the first European early settlers, and the historic towns dotted along its coast contain the oldest wooden and stone structures in the country. Horeke, on the beautiful Hokianga Harbour, is home to New Zealand's oldest hotel. Much of the tour follows the disused Bay of Island's vintage railway.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration4 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance52.2 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance26.1 miles
Embark on a 4-day adventure along the Twin Coast Cycle Trail, spanning from the picturesque Bay of Islands on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island to the tranquil Hokianga Harbour on the west coast. The Bay of Islands, renowned for its sailing, boasts a captivating history. Initially named by Captain Cook, it served as the dwelling place for the first European settlers and is adorned with the nation's oldest wooden and stone structures. Along the trail, you'll encounter historic towns showcasing the country's oldest architectural marvels.
As you reach Horeke, nestled on the stunning Hokianga Harbour, you'll find New Zealand's oldest hotel. Following the path of the abandoned Bay of Islands vintage railway, this journey promises a blend of history and natural beauty.
This is a four-day tour that will run on demand (private tour) with a minimum of 4 people between the 1st of December and the 30th of April.