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“A great weekend ride”

Hauraki Rail Trail Thames
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Thames
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Hauraki Rail Trail is only 1.5 hours from Auckland and passes through Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Te Aroha. The trail is a family friendly and is an easy grade one ride, suitable for all ages and abilities. A true sense of pioneering hospitality and mouth-watering food can be tasted along the way, fare to satisfy the most ardent explorer. The Trail also passes through the Karangahake gorge known as one of New Zealand's 14 wonders.
New Zealand
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A great weekend ride”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

We 5 women , of a certain age, rented a beautiful lodge in the Karangahake gorge and did the rail trail in 3 bites. Saturday rode Paeroa to Thames , looked around Thames and rode back. Through lush farmland. Sunday Paeroa to Waihi, spectacular gorge ride through historic gold mining area, train part of the way then the 'Rim Ride' in Waihi . Back same way. Monday Paeroa to Te Aroha, more lush farm land. Would recommend, flat ride with 100 rideable cattle grids to add a little excitement !!

Visited December 2012
Thank Robin D
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

The trail is nice and easy and relaxing - perfect for a couple of days getting away from things. Josh and the team were really helpful and the bikes were comfortable. Everyone along the trail was friendly and helpful. Our boys could ride independently of adults - just arrange a meeting point or tell them to wait at the road. Great fun to do with a group

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Teresa B
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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230 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Blow away the cobwebs”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

A wonderful way to get fresh air, good scenery, history,update, easy excercise and day out with all the family and workmates.

Visited October 2012
Thank Anne255371
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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great people, great service.”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Josh at the Rail Trail headquarters is wonderfully helpful and obviously keen to make your trip a success. They are organised and on time when they arrive to pick you up at the end of the ride. The trail itself was good although the frequent cattle stops and chicanes at roads where you had to get off and walk broike up wth flow. There aren't alot of places or things to do along the way as yet but I'm sure the locals will fix this soon.

Visited September 2012
Thank Gaynor H
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