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Top Trail Hire and Tours Day Tours

88 Te Pua Road, Kaikohe, New Zealand
0800 867 87245
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Kaikohe
Type: Tours
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Thames, New Zealand
1 review
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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

Cambridge, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The cycle trail is an absilute jewel in the crown, topped only by the friendly, obliging, outstanding service from Top Trail. Have not experienced better service anywhere. timely, well priced, excellent bikes and a gentle scenic ride. The pictures dont do it justice. It really was a highlight to make our leisurely way over the well prepared path.

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

Cheers Brent. Im really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Ray More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We are a family of 6. Our 3 older ones aged 6 (a fit little girl),8 & 10 managed the 14 km very well. The 10 year old and I finished the last 6km easily. We put the 3 year in a seat behind my husband. It was all good - Ray brilliant and the bikes were top notch. Scenery... More

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

Thanks for the review. Ray More

Auckland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Wonderful time had by our family group. Ray was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Dropped off at the trail head and picked up again at the other end - top service and look forward to doing the tour again when new sections are added!

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

Thank you for your review. Some more trail is scheduled to be finished early 2014. Cheers Ray More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Reading other reviews I wonder if we did the same trip! Yes Ray is an excellent front man, yes the bikes & gear were excellent too BUT the trail was not very special & as an overseas visitor the scenery that we saw whilst following the trail was underwhelming in the extreme. Apart from an old rail tunnel there was... More

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

Thanks Peter. It is good to get your review. I guess it just goes to show that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am sure that the other reviewers have been genuine in their appraisal and praise of our trail and some have found the trail to be wonderful. However in so saying I accept that everyones... More

Halifax
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99 reviews 99 reviews
29 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

There is currently a ~20km section of trail that has been completed between Kaikohe and Okaihau. Our original intention had been to start and finish at Kaikohe. We had our own car to transport us to the trailhead where we would start and finish; we just needed bicycles. We failed to plan ahead, thinking that we could show up at... More

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

Thank you Halifax for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed our trail, our bikes and our service. I am happy to take on board your view that we could look to be more flexible with our pricing. As you can understand there are a lot of different ways that people can do the ride ie. own bikes, our... More

Bay of Plenty
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Ray picked me up from Pahia around 9.30am. I was dropped off at the start of the trail, just outside Kaikohe. Ray adjusted my rental bike seat and I began my journey. The trail is slightly uphill most of the way with some flat areas towards the end of the trail. There is a waterfall enroute, although this summer, it... More

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

Thanks Catherine. Much appreciated. Ray. More

North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Outstanding ride for the whole family, only topped by Ray's enthusiasm and knowledge. We took a 7yr old, 8yr old and 10yr old along and all three boys managed it and enjoyed the half day. We were well prepared and briefed by Ray who was a very accommodating host.

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

Many thanks Pauline. It is so helpful to know that what we are doing is being enjoyed by families and children of all ages as well as individuals of all cycling skill levels. Ray. More

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