Stay in the Bay of Islands and cycle Coast to Coast

Base yourself in the Bay of Islands, not far from the start of the cycle trail, ride Coast to Coast, take time to enjoy all the bay has to offer. There are plenty of activities to suit all budgets and interests. The national award - winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds, world class Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, 144 islands to explore, bush walks, great shops and plenty of bars and cafés.

Day one

Kaikohe to Horeke (42km)

  • Cycle from the highest point in the trail towards the West Coast and Hokianga Harbour
  • Shuttles will pick up from your accommodation, drop you in Kaikohe and collect at Mungungu Mission House in Horeke which is the end of the trail and return you to your accommodation
  • Highlights
    • Cycling through an old rail tunnel 
    • Utakura Valley and river
    • Rural village of Okaihau
    • The longest cycle trail boardwalk in NZ
    • Mangungu Mission Hose

Day two

Kaikohe to Opua (44km)

  • Cycle from the highest point in the trail towards the East Coast and Opua 
  • Shuttles will pick up from your accommodation,  drop you in Kaikohe and collect in Opua and return you to accommodation if needs be
  • Highlights
    • the Suspension Twin Bridges at Tuhipa
    • rolling farmland
    • Te Rito Marae
    • exploring Kawakawa 
    • stunning water views– you may happen across Oyster farmers and locals fishing for their tea!  

Packages from $450

Basic package;

  • 2 nights accommodation – Paihia, Opua or Russell
  • 2 days Bike Hire traditional or e-bike
  • 2 days shuttle on the trail – pick ups from accommodations,  transfers you to start and end points on the trail and transfers back to accommodation.

Extra adventures;

Cycle Coast to Coast stay along the way!

1 night East Coast – 1 night in the middle and 1 night on the West!!

1 night in each spot along the trail – accommodation, bag transfers, shuttles where needed and options of extra activities along the way – Bike hire ebikes or traditional trail bikes if needed. 

Packages from $550/ person

1st night stay – Opua, Paihia or Russell – a varied selection of accommodation available to suit all needs

Riding - Day one 

Opua to Kaikohe (44km)  or Okaihau (55km)

  • Shuttles will drop your belongings/bags in Kaikohe or Okaihau 
  • Cycle to the highest point in the trail from the East Coast in Opua 
  • Accommodation in Kaikohe or Okaihau range from caravans, lodges, Motels or Hotels – we will find the style that suits your needs and wants!
  • Highlights
    • the Suspension Twin Bridges at Tuhipa
    • rolling farmland
    • Te Rito Marae
    • exploring Kawakawa 
    • stunning water views– you may happen across Oyster farmers and locals fishing for their tea!  

2nd night stay – Okaihau or Kaikohe – a varied selection of accommodation available to suit all needs

Day two

Okaihau or Kaikohe to Horeke (42km) or Kohukohu

  • Cycle from Kaikohe or Okaihau  towards the West Coast and Hokianga Harbour
  • Stay in Horeke – or add on a passenger ferry ride on the beautiful old Lady of the Hokianga Harbour over to the quirky town of Kohukohu – again a selection of styles of accommodation on offer at both places to suit your needs
  • Highlights
    • Cycling through an old rail tunnel 
    • Utakura Valley and river
    • Rural village of Okaihau
    • The longest cycle trail boardwalk in NZ
    • Mangungu Mission House
    • The beautiful Ranui Ferry 
    • The Quirky arty village of Kohukohu

3rd  night stay – Hokianga Harbour –Horeke or Omapere, Kohukohu ,  add on a passenger ferry ride on the beautiful old Lady of the Hokianga Harbour over to the quirky town of Kohukohu – again a selection of styles of accommodation on offer at both places to suit your needs

Day three – riding can be flexible – options available depending on where you end up! 

  • Activities in the morning before we organize a shuttle back for you from whatever location you have ended up in! 

Packages from $550 per person

Basic package;

  • 3 nights accommodation
    • 1 nights accommodation – Paihia, Opua or Russell - depending on availability, and type of accommodation wanted – NB - can be at start of tour or end, it is possible that this can be your last night accommodation or first depending on arrival time into the Bay of Islands.
    • 1 night accommodation- Kaikohe or Okaihau depending on availability, and type of accommodation wanted.
    • 1 night accommodation in Horeke or Kohukohu
  • 3 days Bike Hire traditional or e-bike
  • Bag transfers where needed
  • 1 day shuttle from the trail – transfer from end point of the trail back to vehicle

Stay longer! Extra adventures

Cycle Coast to Coast stay along the way!

1 night West Coast – 1 night in the middle and 1 night on the East!!

1 night in each spot along the trail – accommodation, bag transfers, shuttles where needed and options of extra activities along the way – Bike hire ebikes or traditional trail bikes if needed. 

Packages from $550/ person

1st night stay – Hokianga Harbour –Horeke , Omapere or Kohukohu ,  add on a passenger ferry ride on the beautiful old Lady of the Hokianga Harbour over to the quirky town of Kohukohu – again a selection of styles of accommodation on offer at all places to suit your needs

Riding - Day one 

Horeke or Kohukohu to Okaihau or Kaikohe (28 km or 42km)

  • Cycle from West Coast , Hokianga Harbour to  Okaihau (28km) or Kaikohe (42kms)
  • Shuttles will drop your belongings/bags in Okaihau/Kaikohe
  • Stay in Kaikohe
  • Highlights
    • Mangungu Mission House
    • The beautiful Ranui Ferry
    • The Quirky arty village of Kohukohu
    • The longest cycle trail boardwalk in NZ
    • Cycling through an old rail tunnel
    • Utakura Valley and river
    • Rural village of Okaihau
    • Kaikohe the heart of Ngapuhi

2nd night stay – Okaihau or Kaikohe – a varied selection of accommodation available to suit all needs

Day two - Riding Kaikohe (44km)  or Okaihau (55km) to Opua

  • Shuttles will drop your belongings/bags in Opua/ Paihia (if staying in Russell we can organise also)
  • Cycle from the highest point in the trail to the East Coast in the Bay of Islands
  • Accommodation in Paihia, Opua, Russell
  • Highlights
    • The Suspension Twin Bridges at Tuhipa
    • Rolling farmland
    • Te Rito Marae
    • Exploring Kawakawa
    • stunning water views– you may happen across Oyster farmers and locals fishing for their tea!

3rd night stay – Opua, Paihia or Russell – a varied selection of accommodation available to suit all needs

Day three – Activities! 

  • Activities (plenty to choose from) in the morning before we organize a shuttle back for you from whatever location you have ended up in!

Packages from $550 per person

Basic package;

  • 3 nights accommodation
    • 1 night accommodation in Horeke , Kohukohu or Omapere
    • 1 night accommodation- Kaikohe or Okaihau depending on availability, and type of accommodation wanted.
    • 1 nights accommodation – Paihia, Opua or Russell - depending on availability, and type of accommodation wanted – NB - can be at start of tour or end, it is possible that this can be your last night accommodation or first depending on arrival time into the Bay of Islands.
  • 3 days Bike Hire traditional or e-bike
  • Bag transfers where needed
  • 1 day shuttle from the trail – transfer from end point of the trail back to vehicle

Stay longer! Extra adventures