RIDING THE TRAIL
Opua to Kawakawa, 14km (Grade 1 Easiest)
HIGHLIGHTS: Opua Marina, Taumarere Estuary, Long Bridge
Kawakawa to Kaikohe, 33 km (Grades 1-2, Easiest to Easy)
HIGHLIGHTS: Hundertwasser Toilets, Kawakawa Railway Station
Kaikohe to Okaihau, (Grade 1 Easiest)
HIGHLIGHTS: Kaikohe Monument, Lake Omapere
This 14km section of trail is open and ready to ride. This section is well signposted from the main highway, just 500m west of the main business district.
Okaihau to Horeke (Grades 1-2, Easiest to Easy)
The Twin Coast Cycle Trail is a four-hour drive from Auckland International Airport and one hour from the nearest city, Whangarei.
There is a domestic airport in Whangarei with daily scheduled flights to and from Auckland and Wellington. Charter operators offer helicopter and fixed-wing flights around Whangarei and Northland.
A number of bus services operate between Auckland and Whangarei. There is also a bus service available to transport you and your bike from Whangarei to Kaikohe, where the open section of cycle trail starts.