Start your Hauraki Rail Trail adventure in Paeroa. Centrally located along the Trail, we have a full range of Bikes available for hire including Electric Bikes and Children’s Bikes.
Paeroa is centrally located for your Hauraki Rail Trail adventures, just minutes from beautiful bush, river walks and the spectacular Karangahake Gorge. Offering art galleries, antique shops, golf, river cruises, trout fishing, delicious eateries and accommodation, you’ll want to linger longer. Come and see us, and we’ll promise the adventure of a lifetime.
The most popular section of the Rail Trail follows the Ohinemuri River through the spectacular Karangahake Gorge. This bush clad canyon is home to the cascading Owharoa waterfall, intriguing gold mining sites, the Victoria Battery ruins and museum, and spooky Windows Walkway.
The Goldfields Railway vintage train runs between Waikino and Waihi. Time your bike ride to coincide with its timetable for a special experience. With its variety of accommodation and eateries, Waihi is a Must Visit on your Hauraki adventures. This ‘Heart of Gold’ town still has the operational Martha Mine that can be visited on tours, plus the wonderfully interactive museum known as the Gold Discovery Centre.
The Paeroa to Thames section of trail passes through verdant farmland with incredible views across the Hauraki Plains and Kaimai Ranges. Make time to stop at the Matatoki Cheese Barn and Historical Maritime Park, once New Zealand’s most inland port. As you approach Thames town centre, stop and enjoy the many sculptures along the community’s Arts Trail.
Te Aroha is a small rural town which sits beneath the watchful gaze of Mt Te Aroha (952m The Mountain of Love). Its historic mineral spas are a great way to soothe pedal-weary muscles. The town itself has a lovely domain, and is home to some good walks, street art and cafes.