Top Trail Hire & Tours

Top Trail Hire & Tours was set up by Ray and Robyn Clarke in 2012 to promote the use of the great new Twin Coast Cycle trail when it first opened in Northland.

The business has been bought by Mike and Lynn Simm in October 2020 – locals to the Mid North and passionate about Northland and all things that make Northland great!
Mike has 30 years’ experience in Northland tourism having been co-owner of Fullers Bay of Islands, the first Northland company to win the prestigious NZ Tourism Supreme Award.

Since selling Fullers Mike has continued his tourism involvement with directorships on the boards of NZ Tourism, NZ Conservation Authority, Te Puia, Waitangi, Destination Northland, and Enterprise Northland.

Mike and Lynn believe that Top Trail Cycle Hire Limited will bring increased riders on the trail and therefore bring many benefits to local communities and businesses along the trail and further afield.

At Top Trail our aim is to make it easy for you to enjoy the trail and Northland. We offer both cycle hire and transport, tours, customised itineraries and activities to help you and your friends ride all of the sections of the trail or just a section of your choice.


To be sustainable, a good employer, highly regarded as innovative, providing great value for money, and a role model for the rest of the industry.


To spread the economic and social benefits of tourism throughout the Mid-North through the success of our Bike hire, shuttle and tours.

Our Team

Rob – Shuttle driver  Rob has been with Top Trail since 2014 (longest serving staff member)  – Shuttle driver and bike mechanic, things that make Rob tick are cycling , cooking, Music, dancing, reading and photography – he maybe one of the crew that shuttles you along the tail!

Tamati – Shuttle driver – Tamati is an easy going everyday kiwi who loves the outdoors & meeting new people making those connections as humans beings is key so he loves to hear stories from your homeland & happy to share some of our own special history with you ourselves. Nau mai haere mai.

Tipene – Bike mechanic our go to man – Tipene is normally the smile that greats you at Base in Kaikohe – he will sort your bikes out and get you off on the trail – Tipene – loves to tell a story or two and share a joke!

Our Admin and bookings team – Shelley is team leader and manages the majority of the bookings –  depending on days – Brita, Steph and Anika happy to answer your queries as well! 


Rob and Tamati

Ebikes in native bush

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