Bike Hire & Shuttles/Transfers
PRICING STANDARD SHUTTLE BYO (Bring your own) bike
WEST COAST – Standard pick up time is 3 pm at Mangungu Mission in Horeke
EAST COAST – Fri/ Sat & Sundays – The Scheduled Shuttle is Opua to Kaikohe with 3.30pm pick up – your bike included.
Cycle to Taumarere station – 3kms past Kawakawa and meet the train there for a 2.25pm departure – we recommend that you depart Kawakawa by 1.50 pm to be sure you get to the station on time. Travel on the train with your bike for about 20 mins to Ake Ake station and then cycle on 4.5 km to Opua.
Marina Cafe is your pick-up point – 26 Baffin Street, Opua Marina.
- MEET THE TRAIN AT KAWAKAWA AT 1.50PM (COST$15 PP)
- MEET AT TAUMARERE AT 2.20 PM FOR GOLD COIN DONATION TRANSFER TO AKE AKE (LONE COW) STATION.
STANDARD SHUTTLE PICK UP WILL BE THEN BE 3.30 pm IN OPUA
If the train is not able to operate any day or it is a MON/TUES/WED/THURS – your pick up will be 3 pm in Kawakawa. If the train is delayed for any reason your shuttle will be aware of this.
Standard time shuttle cost
- Adults – $75 pp
- Children (14 and under) $45 pp
includes bike transport
Full trail Shuttle from one Coast to the other Coast – Pick up timed with one standard pick up
- $155 pp Horeke to Kawakawa/Opua – OR vice versa – in one trip
SPECIAL SHUTTLE PRICES – SPECIAL TRIPS OUTSIDE STANDARD PICK UP TIMES
Half trail – Mangungu / Horeke – Kaikohe or Kawakawa/Opua to Kaikohe (or vice versa) – No set time
- $90 pp HALF Trail
Full Trail – Coast to the other Coast – no set time
- $175 Horeke to Kawakawa/Opua in one trip
- $85 per child
SINGLE PERSON TRAVELLING – SPECIAL SHUTTLES OUTSIDE STANDARD PICK-UP TIMES Same as price above BUT – Price as 2 pax
- $100 minimum per half of the trail – up to 4 bags
- $10 per bag thereafter
Panniers – $10 per pannier
Effective 1st June 2023
Bike Hire Only
We have a newly acquired fleet of E-bikes and Standard trail bikes – for your comfort and safety along the trail.
- Standard Trail bikes. $55 per day
- E-bikes. $120 per day
- Children $40per day – 14 and under – No e-bikes to Children due to safety reasons
- Tagalongs, toddler seats – $30 each
- Helmets are provided with bike hire and are no extra charge