Visit spectacular Waihi Beach on day 2

Hauraki Rail Trail

3 days
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$1,381 USD

Enjoy a 3-day cycle tour from Auckland that takes you along an old rail line to discover some stunning scenery and some North Island gems, including a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set and the sweepingly beautiful Waihi beach. This short trip is designed for the casual cyclist; it is a scenic off-road cycle trail on a disused railway route. From Thames to Waihi the path cuts through the heart of New Zealand's dairy farm region and passes through the spectacular Karangahake Gorge with a 1.1 km section of tunnel. Remains of old gold mines can be seen in the Gorge; the town of Waihi has an open cast gold mine that still operates.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    3 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    55.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    18.6 miles
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The tour starts in Auckland, (pop. 1.3 m) New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city. You can also be met in Thames if you prefer. The Hauraki Rail Trail is a three-day ride that showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer, rich in pioneering history. A major highlight includes riding through the stunning Karangahake Gorge, one of the “14 Wonders of New Zealand”.

Various options for riding each day are given so you can cycle as much or as little as you like. E-bikes are also available if you want to make this a truly relaxing vacation. The tour will run with a minimum of 2 cyclists on demand between 1st of December and 31st of May, so get a group together and enjoy 3 fine days of excellent cycling adventures on the North Island.

*Note that the pricing shown here is based on 2-3 people traveling on the tour. If there are 4 or more tourers then a discount is offered of $300 USD per person, so $1095 USD per person minus Roar Adventure's site discount.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • Guided Bike Tour with friendly English speaking tour guide
  • Support vehicle and luggage transfer
  • Map of the riding route
  • Free jersey
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunches
  • Dinner on Day 1
  • Transfers to/from Auckland
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available