Twin Coast Cycle Trail

Te haerenga Kaikohe – Okaihau

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Te haerenga Kaikohe – Okaihau (14km)

Kua puare tēnei wāhanga o te huarahi paihikara.

He huarahi māmā tēnei ka mauria koe ki te taone o Kaikohe me Okaihau, ki te Kaikohe Aerodrome, puta atu ki te anaroa tawhito, ki ngā whenua māku, ngā ngahere paina me ngā ngahere tuturu, pahure atu i te Roto o Omapere. Ko te huarahi i waenganui i Kaikohe me Okaihau e whai ana i tētahi rerewē i hangaia i te tau 1915. E whai haere ana tēnei huarahi i te ara Māori tuturu i whakamahia e rātou ki te haere mai i tētahi o te akau ki tētahi atu akau.

Runga tātā ake i te huarahi i Kaikohe, muri i te haunga atu i te anaroa, kei kona tētahi mea harikoa mō te taunga waka hou mō mountain bike park. Me āta whakaarohia ki te whakamātau i tō pahikara maunga me ō pūkenga ara papu me ngā ara rerekē mō ia taumata. He pārekareka katoa mō te whānau!

Kei te Tonga o Kaikohe tētahi wāhanga timatanga o te huarahi paihikara. I konei ka haere koe ki te taha o te Kaikohe Aerodrome, i whakamahia e ngā kairererangi pohū o Amērika i te wā o te Pakanga Tuarua. Ko tēnei te rererangi karaehe tino nui i te Ao i te Tonga.

I a koe i Kaikohe me haere mārika koe ki te kite i te Heritage Pioneer Village.Haere, tirohia ngā whare tawhito kua whakahouhia me te Whare Kooti tino tawhito rawa o Aotearoa, te toa me ngā taputapu tawhito keri kapia.(150 mita mai i Station Road puta atu ki te huarahi paihikara). He hāpori no ngā rā o te 19th Century i hangaia i Taitokerau me ōna āhuatanga karakara katoa, me ōna hītori katoa. Me haere mārika ki te kite i te wharekaraehe kei reira nei ētahi putiputi tino ataahua rawa i Aotearoa nei, ko te begonia tera. Ko te Pioneer Village he wāhi e tupu tonu ana, he Whare Pupuri Taonga me ōna kōrero, hītori mō te hāpori katoa mai i ngā rā i tutaki tuatahi a Ngai Māori kia Ngai Pakehā, ā tae noa mai ki ngā kōrero o ēnei rā.

Go up Monument Hill for a 360º view of the countryside and enjoy a stroll through the gardens. Kei tētahi pito o tēnei wāhanga a Okaihau. Ko te nuinga o ngā waka hari paihikara huarahi e whakamahia ana i Okaihau he wāhi kohikohi he wāhi whakataka hoki. Me tu i te Okaihau Memorial Gates ki te tuku honore ki ngā hoia i hinga i te Pakanga Tuatahi. Tirohia te Fire Service Museum, he wāhi āhuareka. Me hoki atu anō ki tō wāhi timatanga hei whakarite waka hei mau i a koe ki tō wāhi noho mai i tera pito.