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Hokianga Harbour — Dargaville (1-2 days, 113km)

The Kauri Coast Cycleway starts from the historic settlement of Rawene and heads out to the Hokianga Harbour entrance.  It then turns inland through the Waimamaku village on your way to travel up through the Waipoua Kauri Forest, before following farmland through to Dargaville and out to the mouth of the Kaipara Harbour.

Highlights of the trail include the twin settlements of Omapere and Opononi set alongside the beautiful Hokianga Harbour, the kauri trees of the Waipou Forest including Tane Mahuta, and the Trounson Kauri Park, a restoration ‘mainland island’ forest reserve.

To start following the trail, take a bus from Auckland to Kaitaia and follow the Far North Cycleway down to Rawene, or bus to Dargaville and ride north from there.

Detours include Kai Iwi Lakes at Taharoa Domain, Waiotemarama Lookout, and Wekaweka Waterfalls.


Check the Waimamaku directory to see available food and accommodation options for the area.

Be Prepared
Riding surface: 90% sealed road, 10% gravel road.

Waipoua experiences a lot of rain. It is necessary to carry a good raincoat at all times.

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