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Cycling a bridge on the Hauraki Rail Trail

HaurakiRailTrail logoLGNZ Excellence Award 2014 WinnerThe Hauraki Rail Trail (HRT) has instantly become a very popular cycling track for people of all riding abilities. The trail is accessible from Paeroa, Waihi, Waikino, Te Aroha and Thames with trails ranging from 14km to 33km, taking in scenic views and attractions throughout the area.

Business opportunities are available for service providers and accommodation providers in partnership with the Hauraki Rail Trail.

Get on board with your business

Recreational use of the Hauraki Rail Trail (HRT) is growing every week. If you want to ensure your business grows along with it, get on board and apply for either an Accommodation Provider Agreement or a Concession Agreement with the Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust.

Read more on the Hauraki Rail Trail Website about becoming an Accommodation Partner or a Service Provider.

How do the agreements work?

Forming the basis of a mutually beneficial relationship between local business owners and the Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust, these agreements ensure your business is listed on the official HRT website and give you the legal right to use HRT intellectual property to promote your business activity. In exchange for the privilege of being part of the HRT you are asked to pay a 15% commission to the Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust on all HRT related bookings you receive.

This gives the Trust an income to provide for the maintenance and day to day running of the trail. It also helps ensure the safety and enjoyment of trail users and set accommodation and business standards everyone can have confidence in.

For more information and an Accommodation Provider Agreement or Concession Agreement application pack visit  or contact us on:

The Administration Manager
Hauraki Rail Trail
PO Box 17 Paeroa 3640
Phone: 07 8628609/ F 07 8628607

Also view:

Hauraki Rail Trail website

Fascinating facts about the Hauraki Rail Trail

A study performed by Professor Chris Ryan and Mindy Sun of Waikato University in 2013/14 of cyclists that have used the Trail showed -


Use of the Trail has increased approximately 25% from the previous season (based on counter figures).

16% increase

The net additional expenditure has increased by 16% equating to a net expenditure of NZ$2.1 to $2.4 million, with the main income coming from Aucklanders that choose to stay overnight and spend locally. There is potential that it could get up to NZ$3.3 million.


Hauraki Rail Trail opening day The cyclists rated the Trail an average satisfaction score of 8.4 out of 10.


The average expenditure of a cyclist remains as for the previous season - approximately $105.00.

Cyclists that live between 100-200km away from the Trail are the highest spenders. They will spend in excess of $200.00 per cyclist in all three categories of accommodation, petrol and refreshments.


For more interesting facts, local business testimonials and economic development contacts, download the: