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Kaiaua to Thames
Thames to Paeroa
Paeroa to Waihi
Paeroa to Te Aroha
Te Aroha to Matamata

Welcoming Back Businesses On The Trail

As the country looks toward Covid-19 Alert Level 2, we are beginning to hear from local businesses who are open or are preparing to open. Now more than ever before these businesses will be reliant upon domestic tourism and turning their focus to New Zealanders. We've put together a list of operators who have contacted the Hauraki Rail Trail, to inform us of their opening. This list will be updated as we receive new information, so please check back regularly and help us back your backyard.

You can find all of our Official Partner listings on the website using the following links. So get in touch with them to see if they're ready to offer the support you need.

Tour Services


Dine & Drink

See & Do



Pedlars Motel - Fully sanitised and receiving guests

Trailblazer Studios Boutique Accommodation - Self check in. Units sterilised between guests. Book direct - info@trailblazerstudios.co.nz or call 021 678 077 / 021 147 4258

Rolleston Motel - Open with new implemented cleaning & sanitation procedures. Guest laundry available. Ask for Deals.  Facebook  / 07 868 8091

Te Aroha Holiday Park - Open and operating with strict cleaning procedures between guests, and remaining open during Level 2.

Tuscany On Thames Motel - Deals for travel until 31 August available. Book direct on the webiste.




Paeroa Pukeko Lodge

Waikino Station Cafe

Bugger Cafe 

Adventure Capital - The team has developed a contactless bike/e-bike hire system which should be available from Alert Level 2. We will update following Government announcements. Their new Hauraki Rail Trail service offers a simple return shuttle + e-bike hire (if desired) aimed at Aucklanders. Small groups of 4-6 people, starting off on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from Alert Level 1. Same day return.

Valley Tours & Transfers - The crew will be up and running once the designated level permits. It is likely to be Level 2, perhaps with a limited capacity, or with bikes and luggage only if they can’t transfer people safely due to physical distancing.

Circa 1902 Miners Cottage - Open from 15 May 2020.


Hobbiton Movie Set - The enchanting village are accepting online bookings for visits after 1 June 2020.


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