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Twin Coast Cycle Trail Northland

Kaikohe - Okaihau, New Zealand
0800 867 87245
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Great cycle track only just open

The whole trail has only recently been completed. The easiest way to do this is to start in Kaikohe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin C
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Brilliant cycle trail.

At 87km this might not be a day ride for everyone, but it is achievable. (We took 9 hrs) Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John W
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
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Kaikohe - Okaihau, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole trail has only recently been completed. The easiest way to do this is to start in Kaikohe and then either cycling west to Horeke on the west coast or east to Opua on the east coast. Kaikohe is the highest point contour wise...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At 87km this might not be a day ride for everyone, but it is achievable. (We took 9 hrs) Plenty of riders were on a two day trip as hotel accommodation was available about half way. Most of the route is off road on old...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Loved this bike trail. We stayed at Okaihau Rail Stay which was excellent. Okaihau is the highest point so on the first day we biked to Opua. A big ride at 60kms but mainly all downhill. Cafes to stop at in Kaikohe and Kawakawa. An...More

Thank Becky G
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We rode the trail both ways,started in Kaikohe and hired our bikes from Top Trail. I was given a brand new bike which was fabulous. Very professional and helpful company would recommend them. We stayed at Mid North Motel. The managers were very accommodating and...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Opua to kawakawa was enjoyable but nothing special. Local cafe had awesome friendly staff and made our stop worthwhile. The rest of the trail was a non event. For a couple of kiwi folk we live in beautiful parts of the country. This ride showed...More

Thank krascal1
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A group of 4 of us did this in June, some of it in the rain. We stayed the night in Kaikohe, then got a lift to Opua, to cycle back to Kaikohe, having a lunch in Kawakawa on the way. The last bit of...More

2  Thank Manawa18
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Kaikohe – Horeke. A group of 6 of us, non cyclists, using two cars to shuttle everyone. Travelled from Auckland Friday night – even with bikes chained to car racks in a well lit area outside where we had dinner in Whangarei, one bike stolen...More

1  Thank Pam T
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Making Paheke Lodge our base we did both trails over two days This needs to be in the bucket list for all bike riders A great trail with picturesque views from both coast trails Don't miss this !

1  Thank graeme p
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Our group of six friends, all aged in our late fifties, cycled from Opua to Horeke over two days with a night in Kaikohe. On the first day, we enjoyed the section along the Opua estuary then beside the train track to Kawakawa. Lunch at...More

1  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My wife and I (both 70 yrs) did this ride over two days and really enjoyed it. We stayed in Paihia and did Opua to Kawakawa and return one day one, then Kaikohe to Horeke and return the next day. Unlike other reviewers, we didn't...More

1  Thank johnspeedster
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blagrovez
14 April 2017|
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Response from kefl0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be ok but you would have to be careful on the downhill which is a series of switchbacks. The track is wide enough. The only other area to watch is you need to use the road before the boardwalk into Horeke
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Raewyn H
8 April 2017|
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Response from Mangakura | Reviewed this property |
There are steep hills making it tricky underfoot in the gravel surface. Personally I would not take an 8 year old with a bike. As a walk alone without bikes maybe. The other areas of the track are far more suitable. Hope... More
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Sainty1
16 February 2017|
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Response from Jandalz3 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your fitness level as to which way you want to ride it as from West to East (Horeke to Kaikohe and then on to Kawakawa ) is the uphill direction with one stiff 1.6km climb just before Okaihau (you can always... More
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