Cycling

Goldfields Historic Railway

This scenic heritage railway runs between Waihi and Waikino, carrying its passengers through historic gold mining countryside. Operating on either steam or diesel, it winds through rugged forest areas where original remnants of 19th century gold mining can still be seen today.

The train stops at the delightful Waikino Café and there are extra rides on holidays and weekends. A great day out for all the family at reasonable prices.

Phone: (+64) 7 863 9020 (Station) or (+64) 7 863 8640 (Cafe)
 

Hauraki Rail Trail

The Hauraki Rail Trail is an easy grade one cycling trail, suitable for all ages and abilities. A great day out with the family or an adventure all on your own.

You may wish to enjoy the journey over two or three days or enjoy a day ride. You can access the trail from Thames, Paeroa, Waihi or Te Aroha.

The trail 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.

We recommend visiting the official trail website to get planning your ride today.

Distances

Waikino to Paeroa – 14 km
Paeroa to Te Aroha – 20 km
Paeroa to Thames – 33 km

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