Enjoy a relaxing journey through some of New Zealand’s earliest European and Māori settlements on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail – Pou Herenga Tai.
Located in the Far North, this trail is steeped in historical significance of early New Zealand history, dating from before the land wars. The Far North is where New Zealand's founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed back in 1840.
In parts, the route follows ancient Māori trails from the east to west coast, providing stunning vistas over the Hokianga Harbour and Bay of Islands.
The Twin Coast Cycle Trail offers a truly unique experience for riders, traversing rural farm country and passing through a number of small towns as well as many sites of historical and cultural significance.
A unique feature of this trail are the series of Pou erected along the route. Hand-carved by local iwi, these Pou recall the history and stories of both iwi and Pakeha settlements in and around the area.
The trail includes off-road and on-road riding. The off-road trail is built on an old rail corridor, making it suitable for riders of all ages, abilities and fitness levels – and any bike with fat tyres.