2 Day (Advanced)

Distance: 154kms

Fitness: All Levels

Skill: All Levels

Traffic: Light to Moderate

Grade: 1

2 Day (Advanced) - 160kms
This 2 day ride is ideal for those who are wanting to cover the entire Rail Trail in the shortest possible time.

Day 1 - Miranda to Paeroa (83kms) Use the secure car-parking available at the Miranda Hot Pools ($20 per day).  Take a short deviation up to the Bird-Hide then coast your way through the wetlands to Thames for lunch, Travel through Farmlands to Paeroa, in time to check out the antique shops and grab a bottle 'Famous in New Zealand' Lemon & Paeroa to quench your thirst. 

Day 2 - Paeroa - Waihi - Te Aroha (71kms) Travel from Paeroa through the Karangahake Gorge to Waihi. Take time to explore the gold mines, relics and take in the majestic scenery. Return to Waikino on the vintage train before heading south alongside the Kaimai Ranges to Te Aroha. Take a shuttle back to your start point.  Enjoy a mineral spa at either Te Aroha or Miranda.



Highlights include:

  • The stunning Firth of Thames.
  • World renown Wetlands.
  • Rich pioneering and gold-mining history.
  • Rural Tranquillity with views of the Hauraki Plains and the Coromandel and Kaimai Ranges.
  • The opportunity to do some antique shopping.
  • Explore the dramatic bush clad Karangahake Gorge including the 1.1km railway tunnel.
  • Take a leisurely ride on the vintage train.
  • A soak in the mineral baths at Te Aroha.


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2 Day (Advanced)