As the daylight is short at this time of year, this is an option not too far from home. We plan on doing the following sections of the Hauraki Rail Trail.
A.Waihi-Karangahake. The section between Waihi and Waikino opened in September last year.
B. Paeroa-Te Aroha section.
C. Paeroa-Thames section. This is a section we have not tried before. Paeroa-Thames is 30km.
In each case, you can cycle as far as you feel comfortable with as they are all return trips. If you do not have a cycle, they are available for hire at Paeroa.
We will most probably stay at the Waihi Motor Camp, which has a range of accommodation available.
Close-off date: 11 May