JollyBikes - Hauraki Discovery Tour
96 Richmond St, Thames
07 867 9026
PRICE: From $539 pp
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), 24km (Paeroa to Waihi)
Riding time: Day 1: 3-4 hours Day 2: 2-3 hours (excluding walks)
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.
Fitness level: Low to moderate
Includes: Helmets, locks, Overnight accomodation at Pedlars Motel Paeroa (shared twin), Shuttle back to Thames.
Optional: Gold Discovery Centre entry
E-Bike: $619 pp
Standard: $539 pp
Price with tour guide on request.
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