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Address: 88 Te Pua Road, Kaikohe, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 867 87245
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A Great Afternoon in the Countryside

We only gave Ray a couple of hours notice, but everything went perfect anyway. We did the 20km trail from Kaikohe to Okaihau. The trail took us through very pretty countryside. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
LisaPizzaNZ
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Dargaville, New Zealand
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Dargaville, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We only gave Ray a couple of hours notice, but everything went perfect anyway. We did the 20km trail from Kaikohe to Okaihau. The trail took us through very pretty countryside. It was just challenging enough for a beginner like myself, and breezy for my partner. There were no steep gradients, and it is mostly flat - except right at... More 

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Ray C, Owner at Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Lisa. Its great to see that Northlanders from not too far away are getting out on the trail and enjoying it. Thank you for recommending the ride for both locals and visitors to do. Ray More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had a great day out in wonderful scenery and weather. Everything was taken care of from prompt pick up at Paihia Wharf to the start of trail, to handover of the lightweight bike and then pick up at the end and return to Paihia. A helpful map was supplied, but to be honest, the trail is very obvious and... More 

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Ray C, Manager at Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

Cheers Richard. Thank you for the review. Im pleased that you enjoyed the day. I enjoyed our conversations. I look forward to maybe seeing you again one day. Ray. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a great day. We arranged to do the rail trail ride from Kaikohe to Okaihau, which was approximately a twenty kilometre ride. We made contact with Ray at Top Trail and made arrangements for our group of six. Dealing with Ray was super easy, and very relaxed while being very professional. Ray allowed us to arrange the pickup... More 

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beg0nia123, Owner at Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks John. Thanks for a positive review. It is always rewarding when people enjoy their day enough to be inspired to write in support. Ray. More 

Breckenridge, Colorado
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Highly recommended! Ray sets you up with new bikes, helmets and a map ( you can't get lost). The trail is easy and beautiful. A " hill" Outside of town will work off breakfast! But really is not too difficult. I am fit but I am also 70 and I rode all the way. Then it levels out and you... More 

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Ray C, Owner at Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. It was great that you enjoyed your day so much when the weather looked a bit dodgy to begin with but turned out good after a visit to Cafe Malaahi. Im sure that the chocolate slice helped. Ray More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fantastic opportunity to appreciate the scenery and enjoy the well defined rail trail from Kaikohe to Okaihau (the track has some some challenging mountain bike side and alternate paths if time permits) Ray the proprietor of TopTrails was friendly and obliging - supplying mountain bikes, helmets, clear guidance and prompt transport from trailhead and end. Thanks for a great experience.

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beg0nia123, Owner at Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

Cheers David. Thanks for the review. Your enjoyment is important to us. More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our party of 7 adults and 2 teenagers (both 14) had a great ride taking in the countryside from Okaihou through to the back of Kaikohe despite the driving wind and occasional shower! Took @2 hours, with just a few pit stops for snacks and drinks. It's a nice flat well maintained trial which would be easy enough for most... More 

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beg0nia123, Owner at Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for the positive review. Ray. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had a great time cycling through farmlands and really enjoyed the remote scenery. Ray provided great bikes , great service and a great local knowledge which really added to the experience. The track was easy to navigate and not too steep so we found it a very pleasant afternoon and would certainly recommend it to anybody wanting a peaceful... More 

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beg0nia123, Owner at Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Ray. More 

Thames, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My family and I had a wonderful afternoon cycling this trail from Horeke to Kaikohe. Stunning farmland that meanders through native bush, around a lake and through a tunnel! An easy ride for even novices like us. We choose to end in Kaikohe because then the last 5km is slightly downhill...an easy ride at the end. Our kids 10, 11... More 

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Ray C, Owner at Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing Top Trail Hire & Tours Ltd so positively . The great thing about the service that we provide is the people that we meet. To be able to add a little something to your day is our pleasure. Ray More 

Opua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Ray provides a great service with good equipment and is most accommodating if bookings permit. He picked up the four of us in Opua instead of Pahia which was very considerate since we live on sailboats and do not have cars. The drive to the base was longer than expected but very comfortable in his nice van. The bikes and... More 

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Ray C, Owner at Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. I look forward to seeing you in the future. Ray. More 

New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I rode the trail from Kaikohe to Horeke return over two days. My understanding is that I am one of the first to ride the new trail from beginning to end and it is absolutely world class.This ride meanders through native bush, valleys and farmland and is totally off road except for Horeke road, about 8km at the end of... More 

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Ray C, Owner at Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Peter for your kind words re our Trail and Top Trail Hire & Tours. I really appreciate your views, particularly as you are one of the first to ride that section of the (eventually) 85kms of trail. The positive review and feedback, given your wider world experience is invaluable. Many thanks and we look forward to maybe seeing you... More 

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