2-Day Hauraki Rail Trail Getaway

For two

Join us on our 2-day Hauraki Rail Trail Getaway for two taking on one of New Zealand's iconic cycle trails. Experience the Jewel of the Hauraki Rail Trail as you follow the old railway line out of  Thames. Explore mining sites, lush farmlands and the Ohinemuri river through the Karanghake gorge.

2-Day Trail: Thames – Paeroa – Karangahake Gorge – Paeroa


2 Days



Tour Price

From $399.00 per person
(Min 2ppl)

Activity Grade


Join us on a 2-Day  bike ride getaway for two on Hauraki Rail Trail Getaway, taking on one of New Zealand’s iconic cycle trails! 

See for yourself the Waikato's historic mining towns, views of the Hauraki plains, lush farmland, the cascading Owharoa waterfall and a 1100-metre long railway tunnel. 

This package is well suited to those wanting to get off the beaten track and includes accommodation, some meals, shuttles and luggage transfers.

This cycle adventure is suitable for all riders from beginners to those with moderate fitness.

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Day 1 - Thames to Paeroa


Your  2-day  bike getaway begins by being shuttled from either Cambridge or Matamata to Thames.  Thames is well known as a historical town that is proud of its gold mining and Kauri logging history. Take the opportunity to explore the gold mining heritage before following the old railway line to Paeroa.  As you move inland, the trail takes you riding through farmlands and amazing views of the Hauraki plains and Kaimai ranges.

Matatoki Cheese barn is home to award winning organic cheeses and because we reckon its a delicious 'must do' we have taken care of lunch for you  - The hard decision is deciding between a platter for 2 or a Large Pizza. 

The rural town of Paeroa is the official home and birthplace to 'L&P' (Lemon and Paeroa), New Zealand's home grown fizzy drink. It’s also well known for its many antique and collectable shops. Stop on in and learn about the pioneering history of Paeroa at the Paeroa Historical Maritime Park. 

Enjoy a 1-night stay at the comfortable Pedlars Motel next to the Ohinemuri River.

Day 2 - Paeroa to Waihi

(24 km)

Day 2 of your 2-Day bike getaway is filled with plenty of extra activities to keep you busy. 

A continental breakfast at your accommodation will kick start a day of riding.

The 24km trail follows the incredible Karangahake Gorge including the cascading Owharoa waterfall, photogenic gold mining sites, the Victoria Battery museum, and the infamous Windows Walkway. Another absolute highlight is riding through an amazing 1100-metre long railway tunnel. 

The Goldfields vintage train is a ‘must do ‘ and is a 30min  leisurely ride from Waikino to Waihi. It even caters for those with bikes.

After exploring Waihi, its time for you to ride back to Paeroa accommodation where your friendly shuttle driver will meet you and take you back to Matamata or Cambridge

Package inclusions:

  • 1 nights accommodation in Paeroa 

  • 1 x continental breakfast for 2

  • 1x light lunch ( Cheese platter for 2 or 1x large pizza)

  • All shuttle transport & luggage transfers


 From $399.00pp (Based on min 2 ppl)

Please note that pricing is subject to availability

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