Opua to Kawakawa

Distance: 11km
Grade: 1 (easy)

Trail highlights

  • Opua marina
  • Cycling along the water - marina views, mangrove, estuary and crossing rivers
  • The tunnel
  • Taumarere Long Bridge
  • Taumarere Railway Station
  • Cafés, museum, art galleries, shops and Hundertwasser toilets in Kawakawa


Toilets and food at both Opua and Kawakawa. One toilet at Taumarere Railway Station.


Self guided Opua to Kawakawa - Return   Short but sweet.

This is a great ride for those with limited time.  Maybe you are staying in the Bay of Islands for a day or two and would like to sample what the Twin Coast Trail has to offer.

A beautiful ride along the upper harbour estuary, you will experience rail history, spectacular scenery and a gentle ride to the vibrant town of Kawakawa with its cafes and attractions.

Arrange your hire bike at with Opua General Store (09 402 7575)  and ride at your leisure the short ride to Kawakawa and back.


The Four Sections