Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Bike & Hike - Walk 20
Meeting at the Bowling Club to catch a minibus for the short ride to the car ferry for the 5-minute ride from Okiato to Opua. From Opua you walk 8km along the scenic Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail. This walk takes in beautiful marina, mangrove, estuary and river views. You'll experience the old train tunnel and of course the Taumarere Long Bridge.
At Taumarere Long Bridge there is a small railway station that services the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Trains. Here you will catch one of the trains for the last 3km into Kawakawa. The vintage trains travel through the main street, State Highway 1, the only place in NZ where this happens!
There are cafes, a small supermarket, museum, art gallery and plenty of craft and gift shops. The perfect toilet stop in Kawakawa is the World Famous Hundertwasser toilet.
Have lunch in Kawakawa and a wander around before meeting the Twin Coast Cycle Trail Transport. Collect your bike and enjoy the 11km cycle back to Opua.
The trail is flat and has an even surface - great for walking and cycling.
Sat 17th October 8:00 am
Duration – 8 hours.
Distance - 8km walking, 3km train, 11km cycling
Cost - Adult $75, Child $65
Grade - Easy
Maximum walkers - 13
Category - Family friendly - Children 10 years plus.
All walks depart from the Russell Bowling Club in Russell. There are many walks to book on - so look at all the walks you can do over the 3 days. The walks are all guided and the guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the region.
Visit our website to see all the walks you can do.
For more on accommodation and what is on in the region - speak to Colette from Russell Information Centre: 0800 633 255 or (09) 403 8020 (Russell Office).