Hauraki Rail Trail
The Hauraki Rail Trail is an easy Grade 1 ride. It's very scenic and ideal for families and people of all ages and abilities. There are a variety of things to do on top of enjoying the great cafes and stunning scenery.
At Waikino, stop for food/coffee and visit the Victoria Battery and Tramway. Here you'll learn the historic connection between the gold mine in Waihi and the old processing plant at Waikino.
Ride on to the spectacular Karangahake Gorge section of the Hauraki Rail Trail and discover the Owharoa Falls, the 1km long old train tunnel and explore the old gold mine relics around the Windows Walk at the Karangahake Reserve.
And if you're keen and have time, ride a little further to Paeroa, Te Aroha or Thames...