Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail

Trail Alerts

  • Tunnel closed for repairs – Opua to Kawakawa. The tunnel on the Opua to Kawakawa section of the Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail is temporarily closed for repairs. A detour is in place and the trail remains open. Cyclists are advised to walk their bikes across the detour, which is steep in parts. We apologise for the inconvenience and will update you on progress.
  • On the trail between Kawakawa and Kaikohe there is the standard detour from the trail onto the road for a short distance. Cyclists please be note that there are currently road works on this section of road, but you can still ride along it.

Creating Great Places

Are you interested in the future of the Twin Coast Cycle Trail – Pou Herenga Tai? Now is your chance to have your say!

The Far North District Council is currently consulting on its Long Term Plan 2018-28. This outlines the Council’s plans and major proposals for the next 10 years – including how they will be funded and how they could impact rates.

Two of the key consultation issues are about the Twin Coast Cycle Trail – Pou Herenga Tai.

  • The first is whether the Council should create a permanent trail from Taumarere Rail Station to Opua.
    The current trail between Taumarere and Opua was built as a temporary measure in 2014, on agreement the trail would be removed when the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Trust was ready to reinstate the railway. The trust has now given the Council notice, and the Council is deciding if this section of the cycle trail should be replaced.
  • On top of creating a permanent trail to Opua, the Council is also looking for feedback on whether the Twin Coast Cycle Trail should be extended and improved.
    It has outlined a 21-year programme of improvements that might qualify for national cycle trail funding.

For full information on these two issues, please see this extract from the Council’s Consultation Document. Submissions on the Long Term Plan can be done online. While the Council is consulting on more than a dozen different issues, it is happy to receive feedback on just one issue if you want to focus on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail. Go to www.fndc.govt.nz/ltp2018 for more information and to complete a submission.

Feedback closes 4.30pm, 4 April

"It's not really about the biking. The Twin Coast is at the historical heart of Aotearoa New Zealand. The trail is just a great way to experience a range of physical and cultural landscapes that will stay with you long after you've finished the ride." (Jonathan Kennett, Cycling Guru)