Our popular Hauraki Experience Tours

The Gold Rush Tour (Tour 2)

1 Day self-guided Cycling Adventure from Paeroa to Waihi, including Gold Discovery Centre

Ride from the historic town of Paeroa through NZ bush to the scenic and serene Karangahake Gorge. Enjoy the well-known Windows Walk and be surprised at the rich gold mining history of this lovely area. Admire the majestic Owharoa falls. Enjoy lunch at the Waikino Station Cafe and reach the Waihi Gold Discovery Centre to put everything you saw into perspective. Don’t rush - you have all day.
Distance: 24 km one-way
Riding time: 2-4 hours
Overall duration: 6-7 hours
Attractions: NZ bush and historic railway tunnel and station, “windows walk”, Owharoa Falls, Waihi Gold Experience/Waihi Gold Rush Encounter. Optional: Train ride.
Fitness level: Low to moderate
Includes: helmets, locks, maps, bags, vouchers for lunch at the cafe, train ride, and entry to the Gold Discovery Centre.

Price: E-Bike: NZD 195 pp, (Standard bikes: NZD 175 pp)

Optional: Add NZD 70 pp and a shuttle can return you and your bike to Paeroa at 4.00pm.

Tour 1 - Easy Cheesy

½ Day Cycling Adventure from Thames to the award winning Matatoki Cheese Barn.

For everyone. Enjoy a short (45-60 min) relaxed ride through our lush countryside to the Matatoki Cheese Barn. A light lunch meal is included (e.g. pizza or cheese platter).
Minimum 2 people
Distance: 24km return.Time required: 3-4 hours (comfortable).
Recommendation: Electric Bike. We will fit you on the bikes before you leave the shop. Full instructions will be given on how to use an e-bike and there is an opportunity to try one in case you are unsure. Standard bikes of course are also available. Fitness level: Low to moderate. Includes: helmets, locks, and meal voucher for 2.
Price
E-Bike: $ 119 / 99 pp.
(Standard bike: $ 89 / 79 pp)

Tour 3 - Hauraki Discovery

2 Day Cycling Adventure from Thames via Paeroa to Waihi.
On day one you ride through our beautiful countryside passing small rural communities enjoying the back-country Kiwi experience. Morning tea at the award winning Matatoki Cheese Barn, voucher included and just 45-60 mins in to your journey. Then ride on to your first destination, the historic town of Paeroa, where the ‘world famous in New Zealand’ L&P (Lemon and Paeroa) drink was founded, a true kiwi icon. Paeroa is also the ‘Antique’ town of New Zealand. You will have time to browse the quirky antique shops.
Day 2. Ride from Paeroa through NZ bush to the scenic and serene Karangahake Gorge. Enjoy the well-known Windows Walk and be surprised at the rich gold mining history of this lovely area. Continue on to the mining town Waihi - by bike or with the historic train - where you will visit the Gold Discovery Centre to put everything you saw into perspective.
The shuttle to bring you back to Thames will depart Waihi at 4pm.
Minimum 2 people
Distance: 34km (Thames to Paeroa), 17km (Paeroa to Waikino Railway Station)
Riding time: Day 1: 3-4 hours  Day 2: 2-3 hours (including train ride)
Attractions: L&P bottle, Antique shops, NZ bush and historic railway tunnel and station, ‘Windows walk’, Owharoa Falls, Waihi Gold Experience/Waihi Gold Rush Encounter, Train ride.
Fitness level: Low to moderate
Includes: Helmets, locks, Coffee/drink voucher Day1, Overnight accomodation at Pedlars Motel Paeroa (shared twin), Gold Discovery Centre entry, Historic train ride, Shuttle back to Thames.

Price
E-Bike: $539pp
Standard:$499pp

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Principal options for 1-day tours (from Thames)

Along the Hauraki Rail Trail e.g. to the Matatoki Cheese Barn 

(~ 40 minutes) or further. 

Along Thames Scenic Coast e.g. to Waiomu Beach Café 

(~ 1 hr 15 minutes) or further.

Through the Kauaeranga Valley e.g. to the DOC Visitor Centre and Café 

(~ 1 hr) or further. 

All time estimates refer to one way. Please add in enough time for rest and taking photos.

Our stations in Paeroa and Coromandel will give you their own suggestions !

The Hauraki Rail Trail

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Forest and Fields on the Hauraki Rail Trail Bike tour
Forest, hills and fields on the Hauraki Rail Trail Bike tour
Kid riding bike on a Bridge on the Hauraki Rail Trail
Fields with lamas on the Hauraki Rail Trail Bike tour
Trees and fields River, bridge and forest on the Hauraki Rail Trail Bike tour
Kid riding an electric bike on the Hauraki Rail Trail
Kid riding an electric bike on the Hauraki Rail Trail
Teenager riding an electric bike on the Hauraki Rail Trail Bike tour
River, bridge and forest on the Hauraki Rail Trail Bike tour
Adult riding a bike on past a waterfall on the Hauraki Rail Trail Bike tour

Thames Scenic Coast

Map of the Thames Scenic Coast Bike tour
Ocean, Forest and Beach on the Thames Scenic Coast Bike tour
Ocean, beach and forest on the Thames Scenic Coast Bike tour
Ocean and Beach on the Thames Scenic Coast Bike tour
A beach full of birds on the Thames Scenic Coast Bike tour
Hills with forest and a cafe on the Thames Scenic Coast Bike tour
Hills with trees and houses by a road on the Thames Scenic Coast Bike tour
Hills and trees by a beach on the Thames Scenic Coast Bike tour
Beach with stones on the Thames Scenic Coast Bike tour

Kauaeranga Valley

The Kauaeranga Valley Bike tour map
A River and a road with hills and trees on the Kauaeranga Valley Bike tour
A River with hills and trees on the Kauaeranga Valley Bike tour
A River with hills and trees on the Kauaeranga Valley Bike tour
Little house with hills and trees on the Kauaeranga Valley Bike tour
 A river with trees on the Kauaeranga Valley Bike tour
Adult riding an electric bike through the forest on the Kauaeranga Valley Bike tour
A road with trees on the Kauaeranga Valley Bike tour
Two adults riding electric bikes along the Kauaeranga Valley Bike tour
 

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