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The 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.
Hauraki Rail Trail website
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).
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.
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.
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