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Alert Level 2 - Riding The Hauraki Rail Trail

The Hauraki Rail Trail will be open for riders to enjoy under Alert Level 2. Please scan the QR Codes when entering the Trail. There are now 40 across the Trail Network.


As at 4 October 2021, we are watching with interest the latest COVID-19 developments that have now seen the virus reach the Western/Southern parts of the Waikato Region. 

Currently the Hauraki Rail Trail is not affected by the latest Level 3 Lockdown that is affecting Raglan, Hamilton, Ngāruawāhia and Huntly.  We are keeping a watching brief and will update our Website/Facebook status as the situation develops. 

In the meantime, enjoy your ride, keep a 2 metre distance from other users, and maintain good hygiene. 


In line with Government advice when exercising outside, try to record the route you took and when.

You can exercise with others in a group. Someone in the group should keep a record of the people you're with.

Under Alert Level 2 we can leave our bubbles and reconnect with friends and family. Whilst we have more freedom of movement, it’s up to each one of us to keep the rest of New Zealand safe.


A Safe Return To Riding

Keep your distance in public from people you do not know (ideally 2 metres).

Please use common sense. Don’t ride the Trail if you have symptoms (e.g. fever, coughing, shortness of breath). Stay home. Don’t socialise.

Keep a record of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen. Scan QR codes where available.

You can travel to ride the Trail, but make sure you do it in a safe way. You should minimise the number of places you stop on the way to your destination.

Avoid touching gates, handrails, fences, benches and picnic tables. The virus can remain on surfaces for three days.

When approaching others slow down so it’s easier to maintain separation, and always give way to walkers. Be calm, be kind, be responsible and show the community you care.

Wash your hands and disinfect your bike when you get home.


* More information from the Government can be found here.


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