- The length of cycle trail is 87km mostly following a combination of disused rail corridor, road reserve and private property from Opua on the east to the Hokianga Harbour on the west coast.
- The trail is generally flat and easy to ride. It is not a mountain bike trail but a smooth surface cycle trail.
- The route includes gentle climbs with wide paths allowing cyclists to travel side-by-side for most of the journey.
- Detour info – The trail has two short temporary detours – one on Ngapipito Road between Moerewa and Kaikohe and another on Horeke Road. The detours require cyclists to ride on the road for about 500m before re-joining the formed trail.
- Construction of the trail was divided into four stages. The first to be completed follows a 14km rail corridor between Kaikohe and Okaihau and includes a rail tunnel. The trail then continues a further 34km east from Kaikohe to Kawakawa, taking in Otiria and Moerewa. The final 11km stretch east goes from Kawakawa to the coast at Opua. These sections are all grade 1-2, meaning they are suitable for all riding abilities, including beginners and families.
- The stretch from Okaihau and ending at Mangungu Mission is the most demanding. This is a Grade 3 trail and follows the Utakura River to Horeke with a 1200m section of boardwalk through mangroves on the edge of the harbour.
- Please note, there are no camping facilities adjacent to the cycle trail, these are likely to develop over time. There are however, motels in most adjacent towns.
Download our Twin Coast Cycle Trail brochure.