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      Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail travels from the famously beautiful Bay of Islands to the remote and picturesque Hokianga Harbour, or vice versa. Due to its sub-tropical climate - it can be ridden all year round - hence the name “winterless north”.

      The trail is 87 km and is divided into four sections and can be ridden in either direction. The central point is Kaikoke and from there the trail descends to the East and the West coasts. This trail goes through diverse and stunning scenery with spectacular views, but it also takes you on a fascinating journey through some of New Zealand’s earliest Maori and European settlements. Story boards along the way bring to life the history and stories of the local people. Visit the Far North to discover the birthplace of the nation.

      Cyclists have the choice of staying in Kaikohe or Okaihau as central points and cycle to each coast. From each end a return shuttle can be organised. Others prefer to cycle the full length of the trail starting from Opua and finishing in Horeke. Some cycle both ways. There are those that spread the sections over a few days whilst on holiday in the north.

      The bike ride is suitable for most riders as it is generally flat with gentle climbs - most of it being grade 1 and 2, with the Okaihau to Horeke section a grade 2-3. The surface is fairly good and can be ridden all year round, the surface may be a bit rougher if there has been a flooding event. Please report these via the website so contractors can be engaged to maintain the cycle trail. You will find most of the trail is off road, and you can cycle two abreast. There is some on road cycling but these are quiet country roads.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Pou Herenga Tai
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 15, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent
      3,202 ft
      Total Vertical
      975 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      981 ft
      Reports
      12
      Photos
      37
      Ridden Counter
      303

      Popular Twin Coast Cycle Trail Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance

      Photos of Twin Coast Cycle Trail Mountain Bike

      0 |
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:19pm
      20 hours
      3 |
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:18pm
      20 hours
      0 |
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 1:40pm
      1 days
      1 |
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 11:45am
      1 days

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Kawakawa - Kaikohe Trail
      Jan 9, 2021 @ 6:40am
      Jan 9, 2021
      Very Drykeith-r
      Opua - Kawakawa Rail Trail
      Nov 20, 2020 @ 12:28pm
      Nov 20, 2020
      DryCliffordTnprZiTrail in excellent condition
      Kaikohe – Okaihau Trail
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 9:21pm
      Jan 10, 2020
      Very DryGrantOGreat riding.. Trail great .. some...
      Okaihau - Horeke Trail
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 1:29pm
      Aug 11, 2019
      UnknownGspiersTrack wet but in good condition

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2560575louisasaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:18pm
      20 hours
      user #2489799vqxQnPaddphoto in My City and 2 more
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 11:45am
      1 days
      user #2016930keith-rriddentrailOpua - Kawakawa Rail Trail
      Jan 9, 2021 @ 11:54am
      Jan 9, 2021
      user #2016930keith-raddreportKawakawa - Kaikohe Trail
      Jan 9, 2021 @ 11:50am
      Jan 9, 2021
      user #2016930keith-raddphoto in Paihia, New Zealand and 3 more
      Jan 9, 2021 @ 11:48am
      Jan 9, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1803143GrantOtrailOpua - Kawakawa Rail TrailGreat ride for the family from the train, ...
      Jan 11, 2020 @ 6:48am
      Jan 11, 2020
      user #1803143GrantOtrailKawakawa - Kaikohe TrailStay at Left Bank.. Use as base for rides to...
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 9:23pm
      Jan 10, 2020
      user #1803143GrantOtrailKaikohe – Okaihau TrailStay at Left Bank in Kaikohe.. Use as a...
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 9:19pm
      Jan 10, 2020
      user #1803143GrantOtrailOkaihau - Horeke TrailGreat coffee & food at Kiwi-Kai. Buy a...
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 9:17pm
      Jan 10, 2020
      user #1803143GrantOtrailKaikohe – Okaihau TrailStarting at Left Bank and heading west what a...
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 4:58pm
      Jan 10, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Waitangi Mountain Bike Park 24 6 210.3 km
      Kerikeri MTB Park 6 15 4 111 km
      Glenbervie Forest 1 1328 km
      Parihaka MTB Park 6 20 231.3 km
      Onerahi Forest 233.8 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike451 miles3,202 ft19 miles974 ft
      #1,625#682512325
      Hike451 miles3,202 ft19 miles974 ft
      #1,296#431222
      Trail Running451 miles3,202 ft19 miles974 ft
      #1,299#4312
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