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Twin Coast 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)

Getting There

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.

Visitor Information

Trail Partner

Inspiration, News and Updates

Fancy cycling the greatest rides in the land as a job? That's exactly what trail designer and cartographer Gary Patterson accomplished over the past six months. Gary rode and mapped our 22 Great Rides to develop the first mobile app for the trails. The free app downloaded as 'Great Rides' from Apple's App Store ...


Project Manager / Trail Manager Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust Contract opportunity 20-30 hours per week Flexibility to manage your own working hours Optimise cycle trail opportunities in the region Work with a highly committed and energetic group of Trustees Manage stakeholder relationships with ...
One of the most spectacular and challenging sections of the Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail will be opened by the community this month. The final 28km Okaihau to Horeke leg of the 84km trail will be opened on 18 March with a morning cycle, run or walk event. It will be followed by a prize giving hosted b...


Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced a further $3 million will be invested in 2015/16 to help fund the completion of Northland’s Twin Coast Cycle Trail Pou Herenga Tai. The Government is working with the Far North District Council on the 84km trail which will pass through the centre of the...


John Carter, Far North Mayor
Be prepared for an amazing experience from sweeping and unspoiled vistas to a historic journey that embraces the origins of New Zealand's nationhood. HON JOHN CARTER – Far North Mayor