Work on the Pūkorokoro Miranda to Kaiaua leg of the Hauraki Rail whizzed back into action during Level 3, with the successful relocation of some special lizards.The new trail passed through this native lizard’s habitat and it was important to find them a new place to live. It’s taken nearly a year to get all the resource consents in place to approve the lizard rehoming work and it was all ready to start when Level 4 lockdown happened. The good news is, the lizards are happy in their new home and work is now progressing well on this
10-kilometre stretch linking Pūkorokoro Miranda to Kaiaua.
Construction of three bridges has started, with work expected to finish in July, and you won’t need to wait until you get to your destination before you can spend a penny. Installation of a new toilet next to the Miranda Bridge is planned for June. All going well, cyclists will be enjoying this new leg of the trail by August.
Is Kaiaua the beginning or the end?
We can’t decide if Kaiaua is the beginning or the end of the Hauraki Rail Trail, but we are sure that it’s going to be fantastic destination to start or end your ride. The design for a brand new carpark and freedom camping
area is underway and work on the project, including a new 4- unit toilet block, additional parking and landscaping is expected to start in October.