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Our project to connect the Hauraki Rail Trail from Pūkorokoro Miranda to Kaiaua is largely complete, and has been unofficially operational for some time already.

The 10km cycle track connecting Pukorokoro to Kaiaua offers cyclists stunning views of the coastline and showcases the natural beauty and wildlife in the area.

A new toilet has been installed at the Robert Findlay Wildlife Reserve near the Miranda Bridge and three new timber bridges have been installed along the 10 km stretch.

New picnic tables have been installed on the Kaiaua foreshore reserve so visitors can enjoy the view while they picnic. These are already proving very popular.

Features and facilities part of the new Rail Trail terminus

We're creating a destination, not just a toilet-stop, at the Kaiaua end of the Rail Trail extension. Plans for the place include day and overnight parking areas with natural landscaping, as well as picnic areas, container style toilets/shower facilties and safety bollards. An upgrade to the adjacent Pirate ship play ground is also on the to-do list a bit further down the track.

The budget of $364,000 includes an $80,000 contribution from the government and $10,000 from the NZ Motor Caravan Association.

A robust, adaptable design has been used to help withstand any possible effects from the sea.

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Timeline

May 2020 - Work began south of Kaiaua

June 2020 - A toilet near the Miranda Bridge was installed.

June 2020 - Work began on the rest of the trail.

August 2020 - Trail ready to ride.

October 2020 - Work on trail head features at Kaiaua: 4 unit toilet, wastewater and landscaping

March/April 2021 - Consultation on toilet block location 

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